BMW has expanded an existing recall due to problems with the EGR cooler for the second time. Around 145,000 vehicles currently have to be returned to the workshops.
In August 2018, BMW started a recall due to a possible fire risk. In individual cases, glycol could escape from the exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) cooler and ignite in the hot exhaust gases together with oil residues. In November 2019, BMW extended this campaign for the first time (we have informed about both recalls – see the links below).
- Aug 2018: BMW to recall 323,700 cars produced from 2011 to 2016 due to the risk of fire
- Nov 2019: BMW expands the 2018 EGR cooler recall to an additional 232,000 cars
The recall is now being expanded again with additional four- and six-cylinder diesel engines, as a BMW spokeswoman confirmed to the German website Asp-Online. According to the Federal Motor Transport Authority (KBA), model series 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, X1, X3, X4, X5 and X6 produced between 2016 and 2017 may be affected. For the first time, Mini is also listed in this recall.
The exhaust gas recirculation cooler will be checked for leaks at an authorized service centre and replaced if necessary. The manufacturer estimates that the inspection and possible repair will take about one working day.
The internal codes of the current extended recall are 0011860500, 0011870500, 0011880500 and 0011890500.
Due to the fire risk, BMW has recently also recalled some of its plug-in hybrid models – see the links below.
- Do you know the year your car was made? You most probably don’t
- Risk of fire with half a million older BMW 3-Series (E90 – E93)
- BMW urges owners not to charge its plug-in hybrid models, announces a recall
- BMW is recalling another 26,700 plug-in hybrids (PHEV) due to the risk of fire
- Possible steering failure with the BMW’s 3-Series, X3, X4 and Z4 models
- BMW recalls the older Series 3 (E46) and Series 5 (E39) due to a faulty airbag inflator
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