BMW has fire a callback action for 294,000 UK 3 models of the series, and to fix a Problem that could lead to the blower.
The car maker is the second recall in two weeks is related to a cable between the battery and the blower, which has been found to overheat in hot weather, leading to a risk of fire.
The Problem relates to 3-series cars built between February 2004 and July 2011, which means, E46 (below) and E90 (top) models. The risk is not powertrain-specific, so that cars run with petrol and diesel engines with different capacities are included in the price.
A BMW spokesman told Autocar that the brand has reported to remember the journey and vehicle Standards Agency about its intention, and that it “will start immediately recall process”.
“BMW has decided to expand on their existing battery connection recall also replace the blower control cable harness on the affected 3 series models,” the spokesman said. “This includes the exchange of the two wiring on the cars that are already affected, and to an additional 88,000 cars in the UK.”
BMW’s latest UK recall comes in the year after it recalled 670,000 cars in the U.S. for the same Problem. The company said that, apart from the granting of a fix in the UK, since it was not believed that the problem may occur in the UK for the cooler climate.
However, with a recall last week, was issued for nearly 312,000 cars, which could be said to be a power failure Problem, BMW, it is “the opportunity to proactively check and replace the wiring harness from the blower-regulator”.
The company said that it is taking “all precautionary measures in terms of security while minimizing disruption and inconvenience for the affected customers”.
BMW is the first recall in connection with the corrosion of the battery terminal-cable, which could cause, 1 series, 3 series, Z4 and X1 petrol and diesel models, the lose between March 2007 and September 2011, all electrical power without warning. It was to avoid try in connection with a fatal accident in the year 2016, as a British man turned his car into a tree, while a broken BMW on an unlit road.
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