May 9, 2018

BMW recalls 300,000 cars that risk stalling completely

BMW is extending a UK recall of its cars after the BBC's Watchdog found that vehicles could cut out completely while they are being driven. BMW initially recalled 36,410 petrol cars last year over safety issues. The German carmaker initially recalled cars in the UK after Narayan Gurung, who was travelling with his wife on Christmas Day in 2016, died when their Ford Fiesta crashed into a tree to avoid a broken-down BMW. The BMW had suffered an electrical fault, causing its brake lights to fail and resulting in the vehicle stalling on a dark A-road. An investigation by Watchdog has found that the fault could affect a wider number of cars. One BMW owner, Mwape Kambafwile, told the BBC how his BMW 3 Series car had cut out completely while he was driving in December 2016. BMW recalled 500,000 cars in the US in 2013, as well as in Australia, Canada and South Africa.

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