Recall roundup: 24,000 BMW vehicles in the U.S. image

The German based automaker BMW has recently announced a recall for 24,000 units of its models in the United States of America, because of a problem with the smoke coming out of the tailpipes.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 24,340 BMW units from the 2009 – 2011 model years will be affected by this recall and their owners will have to take a trip back to the dealers in order to get the problem fixed. The NHTSA is also saying that 2,740 units of the 2011 – 2012 BMW X5 xDrive50i and X6 xDrive50i, along with the 21,600 units of the BMW 3-Series 335d, will have to be taken back to the dealers.

The three models mentioned above have a problem with some parts in the emissions system, like the SCR catalyst, the EGR valve or the DEF mixer, and these can calculate incorrectly the vehicles’ mileage and eventually too many emissions of CO2 will come out of the tailpipe. The Californian emissions control rules might penalize the vehicles in question so the recall is expected to start quite soon. BMW says that owners will be notified starting with the 9th of May, 2012, and drivers should look for letters after that date.