BMW extends fire risk recall, here are the affected models

BMW extends fire risk recall, here are the affected models
BMW extends fire risk recall, here are the affected models

BMW has confirmed that is has extended a recall of cars affected by a potential fire risk.

The German car maker initially recalled almost 300,000 diesel models in the UK in 2018 but has said that a further 27,000 cars are now being recalled to check for a potential fault.

The fault relates to the exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) cooler, which helps cut NOx emissions. Leakage of glycol from the EGR cooler can combine with soot deposits in the EGR module and lead to the melting of the intake manifold and, in rare cases, result in fire.

In August last year BMW recalled 480,000 vehicles across Europe and Asia before extending the recall to cover 1.6 million cars worldwide, including 268,000 in the UK.

Following a BBC Watchdog investigation into delays in the recall work BMW said it had contacted the owners of affected vehicles multiple times and had carried out remedial work on nearly 75 per cent of cars. However, it also said that it would be extending the recall and contacting owners of another 27,000 vehicles this month.

A spokesman told Which? that the recall related to vehicles which were fitted with a new component in 2016 – before the initial recall was launched – and were now being recalled as a precaution to check the part.

Affected models

The full list of affected models is as follows:

1 Series

BMW 1 Series
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All models badged 114d, 116d, 118d, 120d, 125d and built between November 2011 and September 2017

2 Series

All models badged 218d, 220d, 225d and built between July 2013 and December 2017

3 Series

All models badged 316d, 318d, 320d, 320ed, 325d, 330d, 335d and built between December 2011 and November 2017

4 Series

All models badged 418d, 420d, 425d, 430d, 435d and built between May 2013 and July 2017

5 Series

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All models badged 518d, 520d, 525d, 530d, 535d and built between March 2011 and December 2017

6 Series

All models badged 640d and built between March 2011 and April 2015

7 Series

All models badged 725d, 730d, 740d and and built between January 2012 and April 2015


All models badged s20d, x25d and and built between May 2011 and April 2015


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All models badged 18d, 20d, 30d, 35d and built between August 2010 and October 2017


All models badged 20d, 30d, 35d and built between December 2013 and June 2017


All models badged 25d, 30d, 40d and built between April 2013 and June 2017


All models badged 30d, 40d and built between March 2014 and June 2015

BMW says it has contacted all affected owners but if you want to check if your vehicle is affected you can contact your local dealer or visit BMW’s dedicated website and enter your car’s vehicle identification number (VIN).

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