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BMW recalls about 80,000 vehicles in China

BEIJING – BMW China Automotive Trading Ltd. began to recall 53,317 imported BMW vehicles on the Chinese mainland on April 13, according to a notice made by General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine (AQSIQ) on April 8.

The vehicles are the imported X3 xDrive 20i, X3 xDrive 28i and X3 xDrive 35i produced between October 1, 2011 and December 1, 2013.

Flawed engine wiring harnesses may short out power supply and cause accidents, AQSIQ said. 

BMW China Automotive Trading Ltd. and BMW-Brilliance Automotive Ltd., a joint venture of BMW Group and Brilliance China Automotive Holdings Ltd., will further recall a total of 26,418 vehicles starting on July 8, due to flawed electric fuel pumps which could lead to flameouts.

To be specific, 15,001 of the vehicles affected by the recall are the BMW 316i, 320i, 320Li, 328i, 328Li, 335Li which are made by the joint venture in China between October 26, 2013 and March 28, 2014. The others are 21 different models of imported BMW vehicles which were manufactured from June 14, 2012 to March 17, 2014, including the 116i, 118i, 125i, M135i, 220i, 420i Coupe, 320i GT and 428i Gran Coupe.

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