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BMW to recall 319,045 vehicles in China

Christian Fernsby |
BMW will recall 319,045 vehicles in the Chinese market due to defective PCV valve heaters, according to China's market regulator.

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The recall, set to begin on Aug. 30, involves 174,027 domestically-produced sedans and 145,018 imported cars, according to a statement on the website of the State Administration for Market Regulation.

Due to defective materials and manufacturing mistakes, internal elements of PCV valve heaters may short-circuit, overheat and melt, increasing risks of fires, the statement said.

BMW promised to replace all the defective parts of the affected vehicles free of charge.

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