BMW AG has recalled more than 156,000 vehicles in the U.S. because of a potential defect that causes some 2010 to 2012 vehicles with six-cylinder engines to stall or suffer engine damage. The German automaker had initiated a similar recall in China. BMW said there may be a defect that causes some engine bolts to loosen or break. The problem is usually signaled by a “Check Engine” or “Service Engine Soon” alert in the vehicle, according to a statement by BMW, which said that if it is left unresolved, the car may not start, or the engine may stall or become damaged.
BMW models affected by the recall include the 2010 to 2012 1 Series, the 2010 to 2012 5 Series Gran Turismo and the 2012 6 Series, among others. BMW also recalled more than 232,000 vehicles in China earlier this month for the same defect. BMW said in its statement that the problem is “very rare,” and that owners can continue to drive recalled vehicles, as long as their car does not display a “Check Engine” or “Service Engine Soon” alert. The automaker has never recalled its vehicles for this defect until April this year, according to a BMW spokesman.
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