BMW Recall Affects More Than 740,000 Vehicles That Could Catch Fire

The heater for the positive crankcase ventilation valve on these vehicles may short circuit

BMW Recall Affects More Than 740,000 Vehicles That Could Catch Fire
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November 28, 2017

BMW of North America is recalling more than 740,000 model year 2008-2011 128i vehicles and 2007-2011 328i, 328xi, 328i xDrive, 525i, 525xi, 528i, 528xi, 530i, 530xi, X3 3.0si, X3 xDrive30i, X5 xDrive30i, Z4 3.0i, Z4 3.0si, and Z4 sDrive30i vehicles.

What's the problem?

The heater for the positive crankcase ventilation (PCV) valve on these vehicles may short circuit.

An electrical short can cause the parts within the PCV valve to melt, increasing the risk of a vehicle fire, even when the vehicle is not in use.

What happens next?

BMW will notify owners of the recalled vehicles beginning in mid-December 2017. BMW dealers will then replace the PCV valve heater at no cost to vehicle owners.

For additional information about this recall, contact BMW customer service at (800) 525-7417.