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Published on 19. 03. 2021
A contact defect can develop over time due to friction corrosion on the plug connection between the cable harness and the fan controller. The insulation of the cable harness can therefore become damaged over time, which could trigger a short circuit.
This could result in a vehicle fire, even if the car is parked.
The BMW 3-Series models affected by this recall were manufactured between 20 July 2004 and 8 July 2011.
Alpina recall code: 0061830500, 0061660400, 0061830400
Affected models: 3-Series (E90 – E93)
Vehicle numbers (worldwide): 1 321 208
Source: Rapex Alert 11/2021 A12/00390/21
This notification is purely informative for the vehicle type you have selected. As these deficiencies often relate to specific components (engine type, bodywork, equipment), the recall may not apply to all vehicles of this type.
What the owner should do?
If you read about a recall that you think may affect your car, you should make immediate contact with a BMW dealer or workshop that’s been officially authorised to perform repairs on behalf of the manufacturer and ask for the details.
If you wish to know more about eventual problems of a specific car (e.g. real mileage, potential traffic accidents damages, odometer rollback, repairs, etc.), then we suggest going to HPI-Check.
Check the vehicle's history
UK car-owners can easily make a pre-check by visiting DVLA website and entering the car registration number; it will also reveal the car’s current MOT status.