BMW recall 300,000 cars due to safety risk – is yours affected?

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Cars could stall completely if left unchecked

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BMW is recalling more than 300,000 cars in the UK because of an electrical fault that could make vehicles stall completely.

The fault can cause cars to completely lose power, including to the lighting system.

The vehicles included in the recall are

  • The BMW 1 Series
  • the 3 Series
  • the Z4 and X1 petrol and diesel models made between March 2007 and August 2011.

The German car maker initially issued a recall for 36,000 in 2017 following the death of  Narayan Gurung in December 2016, but a BBC Watchdog investigation found that there may be more cars affect by similar problems.

Gurung was in his Ford Fiesta with his wife on a dark A-road at 6.20am on Christmas Day 2016 when the BMW saloon in front stalled and its lights cut out. He swerved to avoid the car and hit a tree. He died at the scene and his wife was seriously injured.

If you own a vehicle that is affected, you will be contacted by BMW in the next three weeks. Customers will be advised of how they can book their car in to have work carried out. According to BMW, this work should take no longer than three hours and customers will incur no cost.

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