Recall is spread across twelve models in range, after internal investigations revealed intake manifold can melt on certain models
23 October 2018

BMW has revealed it intends to recall 268,000 diesel-engined models in the UK over a potential fire risk caused by a leaking part.

The recall specifies that the exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) cooler can, in some cases, leak glycol liquid. BMW, which found the issue in an internal investigation, says "in combination with typical soot particles and the high temperatures normally present in the EGR module this might result in smoldering particles". 

These particles run the risk of melting the car's intake manifold "in very rare cases", resulting in a fire risk in "extremely rare cases". The original campaign to rectify this, launched in August, involved around 480,000 cars, but that has since been extended to 1.6 million, with 268,000 UK cars affected.

Don't let a recall put you off

The recall affects several BMW models, including examples of the 3 Series, 4 Series, 5 Series, 6 Series, X3, X4, X5 and X6, with both four and six-cylinder diesel engines affected depending on the model. Four cylinder cars built between December 2014 and August 2016 are affected, while six-cylinder cars produced between July 2012 and June 2015 are also part of the recall. Certain 1 Series, 2 Series, 7 Series and X1s, built as early as 2010, will also be checked.

As with all recalls, letters are being sent to the registered owners of affected cars advising them to contact their dealer to book it in. The recall is unrelated to an earlier fire risk, which led to 294,000 3 Series in the UK recalled.

BMW said in a statement "During further examination of engines with a similar technical setup, the BMW Group analyzed individual cases that were not included in the original technical campaigns. 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". 

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23 October 2018

Yet again we have another example where BMW's shortcomings in engineering and technical prowess are exposed as is rubbish build quality. And yet people still buy them in droves. Why? Do people really hanker for a brand that is known to produce poorly designed and unreliable cars?

23 October 2018

In you past your wallet!   They've been caught out yet again with unreliable cars.

 

Sadly, BMW is no longer a quality brand.   Premium?   Only in what they charge you.

23 October 2018

 

Roadster wrote:

Yet again we have another example where BMW's shortcomings in engineering and technical prowess are exposed as is rubbish build quality. And yet people still buy them in droves. Why? Do people really hanker for a brand that is known to produce poorly designed and unreliable cars?

. Tell me, who does?, who hasn’t had issues with their Cars?

23 October 2018
Peter Cavellini wrote:

Tell me, who does?, who hasn’t had issues with their Cars?

 

You're right.   But I had more trouble with my BMW than all previous cars put together.   And then multiplied!

 

I've put similar miles on previous cars and not had the trouble I had with the BMW.   The quanitity of problems.

 

Wheels cracking.

Injectors.

Coil packs.

Steering lock.

High pressure fuel pump.

Low pressure fuel sensor.

Valve cover gasket.

Shocks.

Injectors (again).

High pressure fuel pump (again).

 

You can do the sums on those.   I don't want to; too depressing.

 

23 October 2018

  Maybe you bought a Friday 5.55pm Car?, I know someone who had exactly the problems you had, the story they got was Sulphur, the linings in European BMW’s wore out because of the amount of Sulphur,the other failing sounds like you just got a bad Car, does happen.

23 October 2018
Peter Cavellini wrote:

  Maybe you bought a Friday 5.55pm Car?, I know someone who had exactly the problems you had, the story they got was Sulphur, the linings in European BMW’s wore out because of the amount of Sulphur,the other failing sounds like you just got a bad Car, does happen.

 

Sulfur the the fuel?   Probably not that which was the problem but rather bio-fuels.   How can you avoid bio-fuel in your petrol?   You can't.   You're doing nothing wrong but BMW have sold you car which isn't fit for purpose.

 

Bad car?   Perhaps.   Typical BMW?   Probably.   Looking at the JD Power reliability survey and BMW are at the bottom.   Right at the bottom.   This isn't just my car.

 

23 October 2018
Symanski wrote:

Peter Cavellini wrote:

Tell me, who does?, who hasn’t had issues with their Cars?

You're right.   But I had more trouble with my BMW than all previous cars put together.   And then multiplied!

I've put similar miles on previous cars and not had the trouble I had with the BMW.   The quanitity of problems.

 

You are absolutely right, I wouldn't buy another car from a manufacturer I've received issues with either ( Ford and Volvo are on my blacklist). Both my BMW's have been brilliant and would have another in an instant if only they could go back to making std equipment which should be optional and options which really should be std equipment.

But I take issue with your comment that this recall shows how unreliable BMW's are. Unless you know better, not one car has failed due to this recall - if you read the story, it says engineers have found a possible fault which MAY be a fire risk.  I' have thought the fact that BMW have found and are fixing this speaks volumes for the manufacturer - unlike Vauxhall who initially denied any responsibility when their Zafira's caught fire. 

24 October 2018
scotty5 wrote:

But I take issue with your comment that this recall shows how unreliable BMW's are. Unless you know better, 

 

It's not just my experience.   Even a friend who's a BMW fan like yourself when you ask him questions about his you get the full story, but he pays for an extended warranty which has covered many of his problems.   Although even when under warranty BMW refused to repair his wheels, which were delaminating.

 

But you can also look to someone independent such as JD Power and their reliability surveys.   There you'll find BMW at the bottom.

 

23 October 2018
Symanski wrote:

Peter Cavellini wrote:

Tell me, who does?, who hasn’t had issues with their Cars?

 

You're right.   But I had more trouble with my BMW than all previous cars put together.   And then multiplied!

 

I've put similar miles on previous cars and not had the trouble I had with the BMW.   The quanitity of problems.

 

Wheels cracking.

Injectors.

Coil packs.

Steering lock.

High pressure fuel pump.

Low pressure fuel sensor.

Valve cover gasket.

Shocks.

Injectors (again).

High pressure fuel pump (again).

 

You can do the sums on those.   I don't want to; too depressing.

 

I feel for you. I have read of your troubles on here over and over and over and over again. You must regret not buying a Jaguar instead of that dreaded BMW each day of your wretched sorrow soaked life.

23 October 2018
Rodester wrote:
Symanski wrote:

Peter Cavellini wrote:

Tell me, who does?, who hasn’t had issues with their Cars?

 

You're right.   But I had more trouble with my BMW than all previous cars put together.   And then multiplied!

 

I've put similar miles on previous cars and not had the trouble I had with the BMW.   The quanitity of problems.

 

Wheels cracking.

Injectors.

Coil packs.

Steering lock.

High pressure fuel pump.

Low pressure fuel sensor.

Valve cover gasket.

Shocks.

Injectors (again).

High pressure fuel pump (again).

 

You can do the sums on those.   I don't want to; too depressing.

 

I feel for you. I have read of your troubles on here over and over and over and over again. You must regret not buying a Jaguar instead of that dreaded BMW each day of your wretched sorrow soaked life.

Champagne Rooster!!!

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