BMW Recalls 156.000 Vehicles in the US to Check Bolts image

German automaker BMW said he decided to voluntarily recall no less than 156,000 vehicles in the US, among which the 3 Series compact sedan, to check and fix potentially defective bolts which could damage the engine.

The German car maker said it will check the six-cylinder-engine vehicles to see if the bolts which hold certain components are prone to breaking or loosening. BMW will recall more than 156,000 vehicles, including the 2010-2012 model years Series 5 and Z4 sports cars.

At the beginning of April the automaker recalled 232,000 vehicles, both imported and produced in China, for the same reason. BMW announced in an email that the recalled vehicles will have checked the bolts holding the variable camshaft timing unit.

The company said that owners of potentially affected vehicles can still drive them, but they should immediately contact the closest authorized BMW center if they see warning signs such as “service engine soon” or “check engine“. BMW added that the NHTSA has already been informed of the recall.

The German automaker’s recall comes soon after a string of recalls by important automakers around the world. This week Toyota, the biggest automaker in the world by sales volume, announced it will recall more than 6 million vehicles, while GM is still under investigation for delayed recall of 2.6 million vehicles with faulty ignition switches