BMW is recalling more than 1 million vehicles in two separate recalls, each of which has the potential to create a fire, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the federal agency that oversees auto safety.

In the first recall, detailed below, more than 670,000 3 Series cars from 2006 through 2011 are being recalled because of the threat of a potential fire due to an overheating connection. 

In the second recall, BMW is recalling more than 740,000 cars and SUVs over the threat of a potential fire resulting from a short circuit.

Consumers should report any safety-related concerns to NHTSA at safercar.gov.

The Details on Both Recalls

 

NHTSA Campaign Number: 17V-676

Vehicles being recalled: Certain 3-Series models from the 2006 through 2011 model year, specifically: the 2006-2011 323i, 325i; 325xi, 328i, 328xi, 330i, 330xi, 335i, 335xi, M3 sedans; the 2009-2011 335d sedan and the 2007-2011 335is sedan
The problem: The wiring and electrical connectors for the heating and air-conditioning system can overheat, potentially leading to a fire, even if the car is not running, NHTSA says.
What the fix is: BMW will notify owners, and dealers will replace the wiring and electrical connectors, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin Dec. 18, 2017.
How to contact the manufacturer: Owners can contact BMW customer service at 1-800-525-7417. 


NHTSA Campaign Number: 17V-683

Vehicles being recalled: Cars and SUVs, specifically: the 2008-2011 128i sedan; 2007-2011 328i, 328xi, 328i xDrive, 525i, 525xi, 528i, 528xi, 530i, 530xi sedans; 2007-2011 X3 3.0si, X3 xDrive30i, X5 xDrive30i SUVS; and 2007-2011 Z4 3.0i, Z4 3.0si, Z4 sDrive30i convertibles.
The problem: The heater for the positive crankcase ventilation (PCV) valve may short circuit. The PCV helps vent gases away from the engine. An electrical short can cause the parts within the PCV valve to melt, increasing the risk of a fire, even when the vehicle is not in use, NHTSA says.
What the fix is: BMW will notify owners, and dealers will replace the PCV valve heater, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin Dec. 18, 2017.
How to contact the manufacturer: Owners can contact BMW customer service at 1-800-525-7417. 

Learn more about these recalls.