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BMW Recalls More Than 1 Million Cars for Engine Fire Risks

BMW has recalled more than 900,000 vehicles in the U.S. and over one million cars worldwide due to a dangerous fault that could cause engine fires. According to, the German automaker has issued the recall citing an issue with its engine ventilation system that could cause it to catch fire. About 917,000 sedans and SUVs are being recalled in the United States, along with 98,000 cars in Canada and 18,000 in South Korea, all carrying the danger of engine fires.

The Danger of Engine Fires

The U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) states that the cars included in this recall are vulnerable to an electric short in their positive crankcase ventilation valve heater. This irregularity could, over time, lead to overheating and cause engine fires. The fire could occur regardless of whether the car is parked or being driven. BMW has said in documents that a remedy is being developed and will likely be available to consumers by mid-2022. The recall covers many 3 Series, 5 Series, 1 Series, X5, X3, and Z4 vehicles manufactured between 2006 and 2013, most of which were subject to prior recalls. BMW has warned drivers to beware of warning signs such as the smell of smoke, burning plastic, or smoke coming from the engine. If any of these factors occur, they should pull over to a safe location, shut off the engine and leave the vehicle. The first engine fire was observed in 2019, but it was assumed to have been an isolated incident at the time. By early 2021, six more incidents of engine fires had been reported. Vehicle owners will be notified via mail beginning April 25.

Auto Product Liability Issues

If your vehicle has been recalled for a risk of fire, it may be a good idea to park it outdoors and away from structures until repairs are done. Engine fires are extremely dangerous because they can cause catastrophic injuries or even fatalities. If you have been injured due to a vehicle defect or a recalled vehicle, you may be able to seek compensation for your losses by filing an auto defect claim


 . If you have lost a loved one to a vehicle defect, you may be able to file a wrongful death lawsuit seeking compensation as well. In such cases, it would be in the best interest of injured victims or families who have lost loved ones to contact an experienced auto defect lawyer who will help them hold the negligent automaker accountable and secure maximum compensation for their losses.   Source:

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