B MW According to diesel vehicles, glycol can escape from the exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) cooler. In combination with typical soot deposits and the usually high temperatures in the EGR module, this can lead to glowing particles. This can lead to melting in the intake manifold, which in extreme cases can lead to a fire.
A total of 1.6 million recalled cars
As early as August, BMW had around 480,000 cars due to the problem called into the workshops. The vehicles that have now been recalled affect around 1.6 million BMW diesels worldwide that were produced between August 2010 and August 2017. Depending on the vehicle model, the affected production periods are different. BMW has not yet specifically announced how many cars will be recalled in which countries.
The technical problem originated in South Korea. The local transport ministry had 106,000 cars temporarily shut down. According to its own statements, the South Korean government has already registered more than 30 cases this year in which engines caught fire and cars went up in flames. BMW has been aware of such fires in Korea since 2016.
Almost all model series affected
In Korea, the recall mainly affects models with 4-cylinder diesel engines from the construction period March 2011 to November 2016 affected. In Korea, the focus is on the 520d.
In Europe, BMW 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, X3, X4, X5 and X6 with four-cylinder diesel engines were launched in Europe between April 2015 and September 2016 were built and recalled with 6 cylinder diesel engines built between July 2012 and June 2015. The recall is said to have cost BMW around 160 million euros at the time.