BMW is expanding a UK recollect of its cars after the BBC Watchdog discovered that vehicles could stop completely whilst they are being driven.
Thus, BMW is recollecting 312,000 vehicles: the BMW 1 Series, the 3 Series, the Z4 and its X1 petrol and diesel models made between March 2007 and August 2011.
BMW initially recalled 36,410 petrol cars last year over safety issues.
Noting on Watchdog’s investigation, BMW stated:
“We now recognise that there may have been some cases of similar power supply issues in vehicles not covered by the original recall.
In order to reassure customers with concerns about the safety of their vehicles, we are voluntarily extending the recall.
We are therefore announcing today that we will take the proactive step of expanding the existing UK recall to cover all vehicles potentially affected by the power supply issue.”