1,100 Diesel BMWs Recalled in Australia

BMW E83 X3 Sport Limited Edition 1 photo
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In 2011, BMW Australia announced a recall that affected about 2,000 cars. Now, it is issues an expansion of that campaign that will take the total number of affected vehicles up to 3,143.
It seems that the issue they're looking into is the same as the one reported earlier for US cars. It seems like the diesel heater might malfunction, causing battery drainage or even becoming a fire hazard by overheating.

The affected vehicles in Australia are the ones built between August 1, 1999 and November 30, 2009 and comprise 555 E87 1 Series, 321 E60 5 Series, 17 F01 7 Series, 812 E83 X3 models, 1,395 E70 X5s and 43 E71 X6 models.

According to BMW Australia, the fix involves the full replacement of the unit, which should take up to an hour to complete (depending on the model) and the repairs will be done at no cost to owners.

Via: Car Advice
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