BMW Calls Off 1.6m Cars Worldwide

24 October 2018 (09:20)

UrBC, Moscow, October 24, 2018. The German car manufacturer BMW is calling off 1.6m automobiles worldwide as a possible fault has been found in their exhaust gas recirculation system, which might, in the worst-case scenario, lead to flame formation, Prime refers to Bayerischer Rundfunk as announcing.

The call-off pertains to cars made between August 2010 and August 2017. It was determined in the course of an internal investigation that certain automobiles’ gas recirculation system may give off the glycol-based cooling agent, which, in combination with the black carbon residue and the high temperatures, might result in ‘incandescent particles’.

‘In very rare cases, melting process begins in the intake manifold, which, in the worst-case scenario, may cause a fire,’ BMW is quoted as stating.

Cases of fire outbreak were registered for forty BMW units in South Korea this year. Most of these incidents occurred over the summer. The carmaker’s South Korea division announced in late July it was taking over 100,000 cars (42 different makes) off the market to have the parts replaced.

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