BMW has issued a major recall which could affect as many as 312,000 vehicles in the UK. This recall is attributed to a fault in the electrical wiring.
The affected vehicles that have been identified to have this fault are the BMW 1 Series, the 3 Series, the Z4 and its X1 petrol and diesel models manufactured between March 2007 and August 2011. The electrical fault identified by BMW causes the battery to lose connection with the power distributor leading to sudden shut down of the engine while driving. This would also mean that the driver of the said vehicle would be unable to even switch on the hazard or brake lights.
BMW had recalled 36,410 vehicles citing similar issues last year when it was not believed to have been a widespread issue.
This issue came into light in 2016 when a British resident, Narayan Gurung had lost his life driving his Ford Fiesta which rammed into a tree while he was trying to avoid hitting a stationary BMW which had broken down due to the same fault.