Recall roundup: BMW diesel-powered vehicles in Australia image

The German based automaker BMW has recently announced a recall for some of its diesel-powered vehicles in Australia, because of an electrical defect which might lead to a fire.

According to the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission, a total of more than 1,100 units of the diesel-powered BMW cars will be affected by this recall across the country. The ACCC says that the vehicles in question may suffer a short circuit and the diesel fuel filter may catch fire, ruining the cars and potentially harming the driver and passengers.

“In unfavorable individual cases, an electrical short-circuit may occur in the diesel fuel filter heater, which may lead to a vehicle fire”, says the ACCC in its recall summary of the problem.

The BMW recall will affect the E87 1-Series, the E60 5-Series, the F01 and F02 7-Series, the E83 X3, the E70 X5 and the E71 X6 vehicles, which have been produced between August 1, 2009, and November 30, 2009, and equipped with a diesel engine. The repair will be made at no cost to the owners and it should take between 30 minutes and 1 hour to complete, depending on the model. The recall should begin soon.