BMW to recall 1.03 million vehicles across the globe, over engine fire risk

BMW announced on Wednesday that they are recalling more than 1 million vehicles worldwide to fix the engine problem.

Problem that could start a fire in the engine, because the heater for the positive crankcase ventilation valve (PCV) may short circuit. 

The new recall applies on numerous vehicles built between 2006 and 2013, including some 1 Series, 3 Series, X3, 5 Series, X5 and Z4 models. 

The recall includes 917,106 vehicles in the USA, 98,000 in Canada, and 18,000 in South Korea, BMW said. 

BMW issued recalls for the same part in 2017 and 2019 and then expanded the recall to include 2012 and 2013 models.  

BMW said, Many vehicles repaired under the prior recalls will need a new fix, which is currently being developed. 

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Documents show that BMW expects around 1% of the recalled vehicles to have an engine problem. 

BMW said to the owners of cars that they should stop driving if they see smoke from the area near the engine compartment, or smell smoke or a plastic burning odour.