The recall of vehicles having certain issues has become something extremely common. Surprisingly, BMW is the car maker who just entered on the list of manufacturers who recalled some of their most popular car models.
BMW announced to recall 156.137 luxury cars and SUVs. All these vehicles experience an issue because bolts holding a component on the six-cylinder engines can fail, causing engine stalling and damage. Of course, the problem has to be fixed to avoid dangerous situations.
The car maker announced that the models that will be recalled include 3-Series compact sport sedan cars. These are some of the most popular vehicles produced by BMW.
According to BMW, the car maker has already announced the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. BWM claimed that in very rare cases the issue can be experienced.
The problem causes the engine to go into safe mode, while the performance of the engine becomes limited. In all cases, the check engine or the service engine soon lights will illuminate, warning the driver that something is wrong. The car maker warns drivers that continued use can lead to engine damage and inability to restart.
The vehicles that BMW decided to recall include a series of cars produced in 2010. The 2012 6 Series is featured on the recalls list, as well. So, the models affected by this recall are the 1 Series, 3 Series, 5 Series Gran Turismo, X3, X5, X6 and Z4, from the 2010-2012 model years.
In fact, the recall announced by BMW now comes about 2 years after the car marker started to fix a similar issue in its vehicles in China. According to BMW, there were no incidents linked to this problem, at least until for now, as the popular automaker claimed to be unaware of such situations.
BMW started to receive complains on a potential issue in its cars back in 2012. Following the increased number of complains, the company decided to start replacing the bolts in some of its vehicles in China. Back then, BMW chose to not do the same in the US, as the number of reported issues was extremely low. However, it seems that BMW changed its mind and will conduct this recall in the US, too.