BMW recalls 300,000 vehicles in the UK

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BMW has recalled up to 312,000 cars in the UK after it was found they potentially had a serious defect that could see them cut out completely whilst being driven.

The vehicles affected by the fault are the BMW 1 Series, the 3 Series, the Z4 and the X1 (petrol and diesel models produced between March 2007 and August 2011).

This follows a 2017 recall that saw 36,410 vehicles recalled over safety issues after a broken down BMW was hit by another car resulting in a fatality.

The issue was highlighted by the BBC programme Watchdog who investigated the initial fault and found the problem could potentially be affecting a wider number of BMW models.

Responding to the Watchdog’s investigation, BMW said: “We now recognise that there may have been some cases of similar power supply issues in vehicles not covered by the original recall.

“In order to reassure customers with concerns about the safety of their vehicles, we are voluntarily extending the recall.

“We are therefore announcing today that we will take the proactive step of expanding the existing UK recall to cover all vehicles potentially affected by the power supply issue.”

BMW said that it will open a customers’ complaints line and will contact affected owners directly.

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