BMW Recalls 1.4 Million Vehicles in North America

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Washington, DC: BMW AG is recalling about 1.4 million vehicles in North America for two separate issues involving risk for fire that results from wiring issues and air conditioning systems. However, some vehicles are included in both recalls, BMW said.

Specifically, one recall involves 670,000 2006-2011 model years 323i, 325i, 325xi, 328i, 328xi, 330i, 330xi, 335i, 335xi and M3. Also covered are the 2007-2011 328i xDrive, 335i xDrive and 335is, and the 2009-2011 335d that have a risk of fire that results from air conditioning systems that may overheat.

BMW reportedly told the NHTSA about the heating and air conditioning issues following its first report of an incident in 2008 involving heat- related damage to a 2006 3-Series sedan. However, BMW did not determine a root cause, but did continue to monitor incident reports.

BMW made a quality improvement to the blower-regulator wiring harness in 2011. While there were no reports of injuries between 2007 and 2014, in 2015, BMW was made aware of three incidents in which there were allegations of injuries. In early September, BMW learned of another incident involving a 2011 BMW 3 Series vehicle.

The second recall involves 740,000 US vehicles with a valve heater that could rust and result in fire. The recall includes some 328i, 328xi, 328i xDrive, 525i, 525xi, 528i, 528xi, 530i, 530xi, X3 3.0si, X3 xDrive30i, X5 xDrive30i, Z4 3.0i, Z4 3.0si and Z4 sDrive30i vehicles from 2007-2011. Also included is the 2008-2011 128i. All have 6-Cylinder engines.

Regarding the second recall, BMW apparently received its first report in 2009, involving an incident in a 2007 X5 with heat-related damage to the engine compartment, the company told NHTSA. It received other reports and continued to review the issue and inspect returned parts, but had no reports of injuries or crashes related to the issue, according to

BMW spokesman Michael Rebstock said the recalls overlap and cover about 1 million vehicles, nearly all in the United States and about 15,000 in Canada. He said the recalls may be expanded, Reuters reports.


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Have a bmw 2011 328i first the starter didn't it fixed over 1700.00 then the awd and sensor went out..kept flashing wanted another 3k wft is going on with this car..nothing but a money trouble after another..sounds like a 747 going off when it runs.. help
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Ola solo quería información de que puedo aser tuve un acidente de auto y me lastime mi hombroderecho mi carro lo recojiola seguranza del ahorra persona porque fue pérdida total la otra aseguranza se dio comprable sin por siento pero no me quiere pagar mi carro solo me quiere pagar loque ellos dicen pero es muy poco y lla tiene más de un mes que selo llevaron párese ser que los asistentes de mi avogado dijeron que llo estaba de acuerdo con el pago pero no es asi llo no estoy de acuerdo y no e firmado nada tengo el título y el registro conmigo y llo les avia dicho que me quería quedar con mi carro pero luego les dije queno porque le quitaron muchas cosas ami carro teñí los asientos de piel que llo le avia puesto y selos quitaron que puedo aser

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My325I worked for a very good while, until my heater, began giving us problems. The engine began to stall and then after that many other issue. Which were too expensive to fix they wanted to charge me an unreasonable fees, for something BMW defaulted and now wants the consumer to pay for their error!!! preposterous. Will never purchase another BMW. I am so disappointed with them. They are no longer trustworthy!!! ... Let the truth prevail !!!!!!!!

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My 2008 BMW 328i caught fire. The recall part was the source of the fire. I get the impression that BMW is trying to mitigate the intire issue. Has/Is anyone running into the same?

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My 2006 BMW 325i air conditioner, heater, vents stopped working. I had mechanics fix the problem and it was the blower regulator. Can I get reimbursed? Is there an issue with my air bags for the model I have? If so, what do I need to do?

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