BMW recalls 360,000 cars

Thursday 01 September 2011 17.21
BMW stressed no incidents had been reported
BMW stressed no incidents had been reported

Luxury German car manufacturer BMW has been forced to recall some 360,000 cars, a spokesman told AFP today, after tests revealed two separate faults on its vehicles.

BMW recalled 120,000 diesel-engined cars in Europe - including 35,000 in Germany - after discovering the fuel filter on the 1-series and 5-series could continue to operate even after the motor had stopped.

This could in extreme cases lead to a fire, although the company stressed that no such incident had been reported.

The second recall concerned 240,000 3-series vehicles sold in the United States and Canada, produced between 2002 and 2005.

These cars were recalled due to a potential partial malfunction in the brake lights, the firm said, again stating that no accident had been reported due to the fault.