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BMW recalls 142,754 vehicles in China over fuel leak

BMW (China) Automotive Trading Ltd. is recalling 142,754 imported vehicles over the possible safety risks of fuel leak after a market regulator in China started a defect investigation.

The recall concerns imported models such as 116i, 118i, 120i, 125i, 218i, 220i, 320i, 325i, 328i, 330i, 340i, 420i, 428i, 430i, 435i, 440i, M135i, M2, M235i, M3, M4 and Active Hybrid 3 cars, manufactured between September 7, 2011, and April 30, 2016, according to the State Administration for Market Regulation.

Flaws associated with the design and manufacturing of fuel tanks may result in fuel leaks when the tanks are fully loaded after the automobiles are used for some time, which will pose safety hazards.

The recall for 3 series vehicles has already started, whereas the recall for the other cars will start from October 29.

BMW has said it will test the recalled cars’ pressure loss of fuel tanks and change the defective parts without any charge.

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