There have been two recalls launched by BMW recently that are associated with issues that could lead to fiery accidents. Even if the vehicle isn’t in motion.
According to a series of news reports, BMW has recalled 1.4 million cars and SUVs nationwide after learning of issues that could lead to fires. In at least four instances, consumers were injured in recall-related accidents.
Several news reports have claimed that the recalled vehicles include a batch recalled over crankcase ventilation valves that could overhear while in use, causing the valve to melt, and a second batch recalled over wiring for heating and air conditioning systems that, if they overheat, they may cause connectors to melt.
In both cases, fires may ensue and bystanders or occupants may suffer injury birds, which could be deadly.
Vehicles associated with the first batch of recalls include the 2007 through 2011 328i, 328xi, 328i xDrive, 525i, 525xi, 528i, 528xi, 530i, 530xi, X3 3.0si, X3 xDrive30i, X5 xDrive30i, Z4 3.0i, Z4 3.0si and Z4 sDrive30i models as well as the 2008 through 2011 128i.
Vehicles associated with the second batch of recalled cars include the 2006 through 2011 323i, 325i, 325xi, 328i, 328xi, 330i, 330xi, 335i, 335xi and M3 vehicles as well as the 2007 through 2011 328i xDrive, 335i xDrive and 335is, and the 2009 through 2011 335d.
At least four incidents in which drivers were injured were tied to the second batch.
As personal injury lawyers, we understand that the risks associated with recall-impacted cars are serious as we have seen countless people injured due to accidents caused by defective equipment. We also appreciate that, in this case, major outlets are reporting on this recall specifically. After all, accidents involving fires can be deadly and they may involve completely innocent bystanders. Having your vehicle repaired promptly is imperative.
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