BMW recalls 1 million cars in the world because it has the potential to catch fire

BMW recalls 1 million cars in the world because it has the potential to catch fire – German manufacturer, BMW announced that it will conduct a recall of 1.03 million units of its cars in the world. The 1.03 million cars were spread across various countries, with details of 917,106 units in the United States, 98,000 units in Canada, and 18,000 units in South Korea. The number has increased when compared to the recall announcements in 2017 and 2019 which involved 740,000 units and 184,000 units respectively in Uncle Sam’s country.

BMW recalls 1 million cars in the world because it has the potential to catch fire

The recall announcement relates to the potential for fires in the car. This is the third recall carried out by BMW since 2017 related to the problem of burning cars.

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As reported by Reuters on Thursday (10/3/2022), BMW’s recall this time involves a variety of models produced between 2006 and 2013. The models involved in the recall are Series 1, Series 3, X3, Series 5, X5, and Z4.

BMW Series 1

The BMW 1 series proves how technical innovations, a stylish appearance, and precise driving dynamics have placed BMW at the pinnacle of the compact class. The vehicle combines supremely efficient design with powerful, economical engines. The quasi-successor of the BMW 3 Series Compact (E36, E46) combines modern, advanced technology and performance with high-end features such as sophisticated driving assistance systems and superior comfort in its class.

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BMW Series 1. Source: BMW


  • Exceptional driving dynamics and agility
  • Stylish, sporty design
  • Efficient, high-performance engines
  • A choice of individual equipment options
  • An excellent connection to all services thanks to BMW ConnectedDrive




BMW Series 3

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BMW Series 3. Source: BMW

Barely on the road and the BMW 3 Series Sedan is already leaving everything behind it, including conventions and expectations. Once again the icon displays how to reinvent itself. After all, with the pioneering design language, it stands for the dawning of a new era. Propelling the ultimate sports sedan are even more powerful and efficient engines. And a new force – simply say “Hello BMW” and the BMW 3 Series recognises your voice and heeds your every word.


THE X3 is a statement of unlimited opportunities and an expression of sheer presence and freedom. From the very first glance, it impresses with its athletic appearance and fascinates with an exciting driving experience. Thanks to the intelligent all-wheel-drive system BMW xDrive, it offers supreme ride comfort both on and off the road. It, therefore, redefines the benchmarks in its class and makes one thing unmistakably clear: there is a great difference in how you reach your destinations.

BMW X3 sDrive20i:
Fuel consumption in l/100 km (combined): 7.1
CO2 emissions in g/km (combined): 163

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BMW X3. Source: BMW


BMW Series 5

The BMW 5 Series Sedan is the epitome of a sporty business saloon. At very first sight it conveys an impression of stylish athleticism that particularly expresses itself in the dynamic silhouette and reduced design language. Clear surfaces and precise contours lend the elegant exterior a modern, technical atmosphere. The elegant and functional interior completes the innovative ambition of the vehicle with future-oriented technologies and sporty features. In combination with impressive driving dynamics and innovative technologies, the BMW 5 Series Sedan provides comfort, self-assuredness, and, above all, a supreme level of sheer driving pleasures on journeys both short and long.

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BMW Series 5. Source: BMW



The BMW X5 offers driving pleasure on any terrain thanks to the enhanced BMW TwinPower Turbo power unit and the outstanding traction of BMW xDrive all-wheel drive. The optional xOffroad package provides finer tuning: four selectable off-road modes adjust the all-wheel drive precisely to the current ground conditions.

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BMW X5. Source: BMW

The BMW X5 has the latest generation of BMW connectivity technologies. Intelligent digital services and driver assistance systems create a seamless connection with the outside world and offer you maximum comfort and the greatest possible safety thanks to intuitive operation.


Inside and out, the design of the BMW Z4 Roadster conveys a feeling of relaxed sportiness and individual aesthetics. Powerful features of the dynamic appearance include the BMW kidney grille in mesh design, the elegant roof and elements of the M Shadow Line. The interior rounds off the coherent design concept with optional equipment such as the M Sport seats or the ambient lighting.

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BMW z4. Source: BMW

BMW recalls 1 million cars – It is suspected that the heater for the positive crankcase ventilation (PCV) valve may have a short circuit. In some cases it can actually increase the risk of fire, although this is rare.

Many of the cars affected by the recall require new components and are being developed by BMW. BMW said a number of cars that had been recalled earlier were not included in this recall because they were produced with better PCV components.

The latest recall related to the potential for the fire was reported to have occurred in a number of cars that had previously been repaired. From the investigation carried out by BMW, there are production problems from suppliers so that the PCV heating valve has the potential to be damaged.

Even so, there have been no reports of accidents or injuries to car owners due to this problem.

Car owners can still drive but must stop immediately when they see smoke coming from the engine compartment or smell a burning smell from inside the car. To be sure, the owner of the affected car can go directly to the nearest workshop for checking.