BMW recalling over 156,000 cars and SUVs for engine stall problems

BMW recalling over 156,000 cars and SUVs for engine stall problemsAccording to the US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), bigwig German automaker BMW is recalling over 156,000 cars and SUVs in the US due to engine stall issues.

The problem which has prompted the recall by BMW either causes the engine of the affected vehicles to lose power or stops the engine completely.

As per BMW's explanation of the problem, the bolts which hold camshaft housing in the affected cars and SUVs can become loose and break.  As a result, the affected vehicles can potentially face the risk of reduced engine power or engine stalling, which can increase the chances of a crash.

The BMW recall will cover a number of car an SUV models from 2010 model year through 2012 model year.

Specifically, the BMW cars affected by the recall include some models of 128i, 328i, Z4, 135i, 335i, 528i, 535i and 640i cars.  The SUVs affected by the recall include several X3, X5, and X6 models.

With the recall announced by BMW likely to begin in May, the NHTSA said that the problematic bolts in the affected cars and SUVs will be replaced by dealers, free of cost. 

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