MUNICH — German car manufacturer BMW confirmed Friday it is recalling nearly half a million cars to fix a weak screw in six-cylinder engines.
A company spokesman in Munich said after the recall was made public in China and the United States that the screw was at risk of breaking
and this could in rare cases lead to motor damage.
He said some 489,000 cars made between September 2009 and November 2011 were affected, 390,000 of them sold in China and the United
States. Only the six-cylinder BMW engine is affected.
He said there had been no accidents connected to the defect and owners were being told they could continue to drive the cars before
the fix, but were advised to contact repair shops if engine warning lights lit up.