BMW has become the latest maker to announce a major safety recall, targeting an array of its more popular models due to an issue that underscores why there have been so many large-scale recalls in recent years.
A total of 156,137 luxury cars and so-called Sport Activity Vehicles – BMW’s term for an SUV – are targeted, and the maker blames defective bolts that can cause engine stalling or damage.
Among the models included in the recall are the BMW 3-Series and X5, two of the maker’s most popular product lines. Also targeted are the 1-Series, 5-Series and 5-Series Gran Turismo, X3, X6 and Z4 sports car, all sold during the 2010 to 2012 model-years. Also covered is the 2012 6-Series model. All are equipped with BMW’s inline six-cylinder engine.