BMW has announced that it is tripling the number of diesel cars that the company is recalling amid some concerns regarding a leaking exhaust cooler.
The car manufacturer is recalling a total of 1.6 million vehicles in total because of the said fault, with a reported 268,000 from the United Kingdom, and including the 480,000 that it has recalled from Asia and Europe last August.
BMW warned that in very unusual cases, the fault could result in the melting of the intake manifold, or in extremely rare cases, it could result in a fire.
Many of the diesel cars of the manufacturer are affected, including its four-cylinder models such as the X3, X4, X5 and X6, and its 1 Series, 2 Series, 3 Series, 4 Series, 5 Series and 6 Series that were built between the period of 2011 and 2017.
The six-cylinder engines between the period of July 2012 and June 2015 are also affected by the recall.
BMW increased the recall from the Asian and European cars that were recalled last August after analysing the diesel models that were built along similar designs.
A spokesperson for the company disclosed: “These individual cases posed no significant risk to our customers. Nonetheless the BMW Group decided to further reduce even this minor risk by expanding the country-specific technical campaigns,”
He added: “It is the goal of BMW Group to support the trust and confidence of our customers in our products.”
He continued: “Customer information will be distributed in the sales organisation. Customers with vehicles involved in the technical campaign will be contacted.”