BMW Issues Recall for Fire Hazard

BMW of North America has issued two recalls covering nearly 1 million vehicles. The recalls are for two separate issues involving fire risks, even when the car is not in use.

Model years range from 2006-2011, and include 3-Series, 5-Series, 128i, X3 and X5 vehicles. These cars have been known to have overheating issues, resulting in fires.

An ABC News Investigation found that more than 40 vehicle fires have occurred, and 12 of which involved models included in the recall.

With 5 million BMW’s on U.S. roads, this recall impacts a large amount of drivers. 80,000 vehicles in Canada have been recalled, as well.


BMW Models Included in the Recall

The first recall involves the PCV Valve (positive crankcase ventilation) and covers over 740,000 cars. Models included: X3, X5, and Z4 from 2007-2011; and the 328i, 525i, 528i, 530i models.

The second recall involves wiring in the climate control system that can cause overheating. This recall includes the BMW 3 series models from 2006-2011, and 335is from 2007-2011.  323i, 325i, 325xi, 328i, 328xi, 330i, 330xi, 335xi from 2006-2011 are also included.

Dealers will fix your vehicle for free, beginning December 18th.  To see if your car is included you can visit the NHTSA website and enter in your VIN number.