BMW is recalling certain model-year 2006-2013 vehicles due to an engine fire risk. The recalled vehicles include 2008-2013 BMW 1-Series convertible, 2008-2013 1-Series coupe, 2006-2011 3-Series sedan, 2006-2012 3-Series wagon, 2007-2013 3-Series convertible, 2007-2013 3-Series coupe, 2006-2010 5-Series sedan, 2006-2007 5-Series wagon, 2006-2008 Z4 coupe, 2006-2011 Z4 Roadster, 2007-2010 X3 crossover SUV, and 2007-2010 X5 crossover SUV. Many of the vehicles in this recall were part of two prior recalls in 2017 and 2019. A short circuit in the heater for the positive crankcase ventilation (PCV) valve may cause the heater to overheat, increasing the risk of fire.
Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed on April 25, 2022. Owners may contact BMW customer service at 800-525-7417 or the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s vehicle safety hotline at 888-327-4236 to learn more.
The remedy is currently being developed. Owners are advised to stop driving their vehicle if they see smoke, or smell smoke or a burning plastic odor. The check engine light would illuminate as well.
Vehicle manufacturers are legally required to repair any recalled issues or replace the defective part for free under the Highway Safety Act of 1970. If the dealership refuses to fix the problem or attempts to charge you for the repair, contact the manufacturer immediately.
Lemon Law Group Partners can assist car owners if they encounter any problems during the recall process with the manufacturer. Our attorneys deal directly with the manufacturer on the client’s behalf to quickly resolve the problem. In many cases, the attorneys get paid directly from the manufacturer so the client does not have to pay any attorneys’ fees to obtain legal counsel. For more information and a free consultation call 888-668-8581.