Some 480,000 vehicles across Europe and Asia have already had a recall issued for the same issue back in August, though BMW now understands that more models could fall foul of the same problem.
BMW is recalling 1.6 million diesel cars to fix a potential fire hazard in their engine compartments
BMW expands fire-risk recall to 268k UK cars
BMW said Tuesday that in some diesel vehicles, coolant could leak from the exhaust gas recirculation module, part of the emissions reduction system.
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The recall covers some vehicles made between 2010 and 2017; a company statement said that customers with affected cars would be contacted.
In May, BMW issued recalls for 312,000 3 Series models due to a fault wiring harness connected to the heater that could again cause fires and one for various models that were found to be unexpectedly stalling.
'During further examination of engines with a similar technical setup, the BMW Group analysed individual cases that were not included in the original technical campaigns.
No fewer than 12 models are affected, all of which use BMW's four- and six-cylinder diesel engines and were produced at the manufacturers factories between 2011 and 2017.
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