The iconic German automaker, BMW is ordering a major recall which affects 136,188 cars in the US alone. The recall has been issued for serious issues related to fuel leaks and engine stalling, according to filings with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).
The recall affected cars includes:
- The 2007–2011X5,
- 2010–2011 5-series Gran Turismo,
- 2011–20125-series, and
- Some of the X5 M,X6 M, and hybrid versions of the X6 and 5-series sedan are also affected by this major recall.
The Reason for recall?
Due to the gasoline leakage during refuelling or while the car is turning, the engine may stall or fail to start. Initially, the company didn’t notice any issue with the models until it started reviewing warranty claims in June, the customers even complained about gasoline odors from the cabin of their cars. The company also offered extended warranty for the fuel pumps in September 2014, but months later the company had to recall cars in countries like China, Japan, and Korea for the fuel pump and leakage issue. Recently BMW a large number of owners in the US reported stalling of their cars, and hence BMW had to look into the matter seriously.
Since BMW also operates in India, any official statement on the same from BMW India is awaited. Stay tuned for more.