BMW recalls a million vehicles in North America

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© Reuters. BMW RECALLS A MILLION VEHICLES IN NORTH AMERICA

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – BMW (DE:BMWG) on Friday announced the recall of around a million vehicles in North America due to two separate issues involving a risk of fire.

This reminder could be extended later to other countries.

A first reminder is for 670.000 vehicles 3 series from 2006 to 2011 because of problems with electrical wires in the air conditioning system to overheat and increase the risk of fire.

The second door on be 740,000 vehicles, from 2007 to 2011 of which a valve may rust and result in rare cases a fire.

Some vehicles are affected by two recalls and the number of cars recalled in total is approximately one million, almost all of the United States, said a spokesman for the German automaker, Michael Rebstock.

(David Shepardson, with Laurence Frost; Bertrand Boucey for the French service)

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