BMW recalls 324,000 cars

BMW will recall around 324,000 diesel vehicles in Europe to fix a technical fault that has caused engine fires in South Korea, according to a report from German newspaper Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (FAZ).

A defective exhaust gas recirculation module in the diesel vehicles caused 27 engine fires in South Korea this year. This prompted BMW to recall 106,000 vehicles in the country and issue an apology.

According to FAZ, the company has widened the recall to Europe, with 96,300 vehicles affected in Germany, to substitute the component if the fault is confirmed.

BMW have yet to comment.