BMW recall due to fire risk!

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    Apparently some 324000 European cars need the EGR modules checked/replaced as they can cause a fire similar to what has happened in Korea.

    Reuters report here:

    https://uk.reuters.com/article/us-b...e-after-korean-engine-fires-faz-idUKKBN1KS1ST

    For those of us possibly affected by this it's possible to check recalls on all UK cars (of any make) on the gov.uk web-site here:

    https://www.gov.uk/check-vehicle-recall

    I checked tonight and found nothing logged for my 330D - but I noted that they do say:

    'There can be a delay before we receive information about safety recalls. If you are concerned, contact your vehicle manufacturer’s dealership.'
     
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    Explains at least partly why we are seeing BMW diesels catching fire in the engine bay. I suspect it is related to the EGR coolers failing, (leak and/or use coolant) which quite a few are experiencing.

    From BMW press release:

    "Part of this EGR module is the EGR cooler. In some cases, small quantities of the glycol coolant can escape and build up in the EGR module. When combined with carbon and oil sediments, this deposit can become combustible. With the high temperatures of the exhaust gases in this unit, these deposits can ignite. In rare cases this may cause melting of the intake manifold and in extreme cases a fire may result".


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    will keep an eye on this story to see which cars/engines are affected by this recall
     
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    The EGR valve and cooler on my 640d were replaced with updated parts when they failed earlier in the year. The service manager told me they had had a lot of cars in requiring replacement of the EGR valve but it was mainly 4 cylinder diesels that were experiencing failed parts..
     

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