Jun 8, 2018

BMW recall delay contributed to driver death, finds inquest

BMW's delay in recalling UK cars with an electrical fault contributed to a driver's death, an inquest has found. The Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency was also criticised for failing to press BMW for a recall. "Despite recognising this risk, the DVSA failed to call for, and BMW AG and BMW UK failed to initiate, a recall until after Mr Gurung's death," Surrey Assistant Coroner Anna Loxton said. BMW initially recalled 36,410 petrol cars last year after Mr Gurung's death. Last month, BMW extended the UK recall of its cars after the BBC's Watchdog found that vehicles could cut out completely while they are being driven.

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