BMW’s latest recall is both an expansion and a supersession of two previous notices that now includes more than 917,000 cars and SUVs. The issue is a potential short circuit that could ultimately lead to a fire.
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As with the original recall in 2017 and follow-up in 2019, the heater for the positive crankcase ventilation valve may short-circuit. The short may cause the PCV valve to overheat, increasing the risk of a fire while driving or soon after driving when parked. Affected vehicles include model-year 2008-13 128i coupes and convertibles; model-year 2006-13 3 Series coupes, sedans, convertibles and wagons; model-year 2006-10 5 Series sedans and wagons; model-year 2007-10 X3 and X5 SUVs; and model-year 2006-11 Z4 coupes and convertibles.
Vehicles previously repaired under the old recalls will need to return for the new recall remedy, which is still under development. BMW will begin notifying owners April 25, but those with additional questions can call the automaker at 800-525-7417, or visit NHTSA’s website to check their vehicle identification number and learn more.
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