BMW has launched a recall campaign impacting several diesel vehicles. These units are dangerous, the company claims, because the units come with exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) modules that use coolers that could leak. In this case, coolant and diesel engine soot could mix, and the intake manifold could smolder and melt. As a result, a fire could happen.
BMW will begin notifying car owners with the problem starting Dec. 17, 2018. Cars that may experience the issue include the 2013 through 2017 3, 5, and 7 Series as well as the X3 and X5 SUVs.
At least 44,368 diesel vehicles may have the problem, and consumers should not ignore the risks.
If you would like further info on this campaign, you can head to the the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s website at NHTSA.gov and look for the recall campaign number 18V755000.
In the case of the latest BMW recall, the issues could lead to a fiery incident. Other recalls pose similar issues, and others pose deadly risks. For drivers to remain safe and be able to keep their loved ones safe, they must act fast whenever a recall takes place.
Staying on top of similar reports is not enough, as visiting or scheduling a visit to a dealership as soon we you hear your car has an equipment problem is even more important.
While accidents often happen because of distractions, intoxicated driving, drowsing, and other factors, defective equipment is also a major risk. Drivers must start looking at dealing with recalls as car maintenance, and maintaining our cars is paramount to staying safe.
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