BMW has decided to recall 65,000 additional cars that were excluded from the list when the recall was made in July.
Although many of these vehicles are equipped with the Engine Exhaust Gas Recirculation (EGR) system, which BMW cited as the reason for recall, they were excluded from the recall due to their own judgment that the fire was not connected.
The Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport announced on Oct. 23 that BMW has decided to recall 65,763 cars in 52 types, including BMW 118d 7,222 units and Mini Cooper D Countryman, as it found the possibility of fire in the vehicles during the investigation course conducted by the private-government joint probe team.
In July, BMW judged that its three diesel engines - B475, N47T and N57T - had a high risk of fire, and it recalled 106,317 vehicles in 42 types equipped with the engines. The additional recall included 37,097 cars with EGR, which was blamed for the fire.
These vehicles used five types of engines, including B47U, B47C, N47C, B37C and N57X, that were excluded from the recall, under the BMW judgment that they had a low fire connection even with the EGR installation.