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BMW recalls 1.4 million vehicles over fire risk

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BMW announced it is recalling 1.4 million vehicles in North America over fire risks.

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The company issued two recalls with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NTSA).

The first affects some 740,000 vehicles, including the 1-, 3- and 5-Series, Z4, X3 and X5 from model years 2007-11. These vehicles may develop a rusty crankcase ventilation valve, posing a fire risk.

The second recall is for about 673,000 vehicles, which have faulty heating and air conditioning wiring. Electrical connectors on these vehicles can melt and cause a fire.

At least three injuries are related to the faulty mechanics.

Dealerships are expected to begin repairs on the vehicles starting Decembr 18.

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