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BMW expands recall to 1.6 million vehicles over fire risk

BMW plant in Jakarta.
BMW plant in Jakarta. Photo: Dasril Roszandi Raharjo/NurPhoto via Getty Images.

BMW announced Tuesday it's expanding its recall from 480,000 vehicles in Asia and Europe to 1.6 million worldwide due to a fire hazard, per the Associated Press.

The details: Some diesel vehicles that were made between 2010 and 2017 had coolant that could leak from the exhaust gas recirculation module which is part of the emissions reduction system. The leaks could combine with soot at high temperatures and lead to a fire. Some 54,700 vehicles are affected in the U.S and Canada. A company statement said that customers with affected cars would be contacted.

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