BMW recalls vehicle for the third time due to risk of engine fire

Detroit (AP) — BMW is recalling more than 917,000 old cars and SUVs in the United States to solve a problem that could cause a fire in the engine room.

The recall covers many 3 Series, 5 Series, 1 Series, X5, X3, and Z4 vehicles from 2006 to 2013 model year.

According to a document posted Wednesday by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, there may be an electrical short circuit in the positive ventilation valve heater in the crankcase. They can overheat and cause a fire.

The danger of fire occurs while the vehicle is driving or immediately after parking. According to BMW, fires are rare, so the vehicle can continue to drive.

However, the company said in a statement that if a driver smells smoke or burning plastic, or sees smoke from the engine room, he must pull it to a safe place to stop the engine and leave the vehicle. I am saying.

German car makers are still developing fixes. Owners will be notified by letter from April 25th.

Most cars were recalled in 2017 and 2019 with the same issue. According to BMW documents, owners who have made previous repairs will need to repair the vehicle again.

BMW states in the document that there are eight reports of fires, but no reports of collisions or injuries caused by the problem.

Owner can go to Enter your 17-digit vehicle identification number to see if your car is affected.