Published: Thu, May 10, 2018
Economy | By Shawn Conner

BMW Recalls 312000 Cars At Risk Of Stalling While Being Driven

BMW Recalls 312000 Cars At Risk Of Stalling While Being Driven

These, according to BMW, "feature a design of wiring configuration that means vehicle vibrations could potentially cause frictional corrosion on the plug of the power distributor".

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It will require a trip to your local BMW dealership where checks will be made and remedial work done if deemed necessary.

The manufacturer will contact owners of affected vehicles directly, and is setting up a customer helpline.

If you own one of the BMWs affected, the manufacturer will contact you directly to explain how to have the free safety check.

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BMW told the inquest that a recall had not initially been issued for the fault as it was not considered a critical safety defect, because in most cases owners would be given a warning, such as a vehicle not starting.

When Kambafwile took the auto to get inspected, he told the BBC that BMW employees told him a cable had burnt out and no current was passing through the car's fusebox. Both diesel and petrol fueled vehicles are being recalled.

BMW has been approached for comment.

Narayan Gurung, 66, who served in the army for 20 years, died in Hampshire on Christmas Day 2016 after he swerved into a tree while trying to avoid a BMW that had stalled suddenly, without lights in the dark, after a total electrical failure.

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BMW has rejected claims that it provided "incorrect information" or ignored "instructions regarding the safety of it vehicles", the newspaper reports.

A BMW spokesman said: 'Now we recognise the need to widen the recall to capture a larger cohort of cars.

Which? managing director of home products and services, Alex Neill, said: 'This recall from BMW raises serious questions about the adequacy of the vehicle recall system in this country.

"In order to reassure customers with concerns about the safety of their vehicles, we are voluntarily extending the recall". This can cause the auto to lose power completely and stall.

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BMW faced backlash after an inquest last week heard that the company failed to recall thousands of potentially risky vehicles despite customers complaining power issues from as early as 2011.

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