BMW will recall over 24,000 vehicles sold in the United States. The 24,340 vehicles built from 2009-2011 may fail to meet U.S. and California emission regulations.
Roughly 2,740 are X5 xDrive50i and X6 xDrive50i manufactured in 2011 and 2012. Another 21,600 units recalled are 3 Series models. According to Dirk Arnold, VP of Communication at BMW North American, the recalls are scheduled for May 9.
The vehicles affected were manufactured at the plant in Spartanburg, S.C., and Germany.
Arnold said that certain emissions parts, the SCR catalyst, the DEF mixer and the EGR valve, may improperly overstate vehicle mileage, causing emissions standards to be exceeded and the illumination of the “Service Engine Soon” light.
BMW said the repair will require the inspection and replacement of one or more of the emissions components and the reprogramming of the vehicle’s engine control unit.
This year, BMW had to recall 1.3 million 5 Series and 6 Series vehicles from the 2003 to 2010 model years. U.S. recalls accounted for 368,000 of them.[Source: Automotive News – sub. req.]