BMW recalls over 1 million cars globally over potential fire risk

German carmaker BMW announced on Tuesday that it would recall more than one million diesel cars from all around the world due to a problem with gas exhaustion system.

The high-end car manufacturers said that faulty cars have a problem with the exhaust system that could cause a fire in the extreme cases.

The company said in a statement that the cars have gotten a faulty component called the exhaust gas recirculation cooler from which the glycol cooling fluid can leak, combining with other substances in the system to cause the fire risk.

In August, BMW announced to recall 480,000 vehicles in Asia and Europe after fires were reported in South Korea. Though, no injuries were reported. It expanded the total recall to 1.6 million diesel vehicles.

According to the statement released by the company, the recall covers some vehicles made between 2010 and 2017. The company will contact the customers with affected cars.

According to an estimate, some 54,700 vehicles are affected in the U.S and Canada. In UK, almost 28000 diesel-engine cars are estimated to be affected.

The affected models include examples of the 3 Series, 4 Series, 5 Series, 6 Series, X3, X4, X5, and X6, with both four and six-cylinder diesel engines.

BMW is carrying out a technical campaign to inform the customers of the faulty vehicles. The company has affirmed to replace any faulty components of the affected diesel vehicles.