GERMAN motor giant BMW will recall more than 139,000 of its 3-series cars in China from 9 November, because of a defect in the air-conditioning system, the market regulator said.
The recall covers 89,309 vehicles produced in China between May 2005 and July 2011, and 50,143 imported vehicles manufactured between January 2005 and July 2011, China'sState Administration for Market Regulation said in a statement yesterday.
"A part in the air-conditioning blower may wear after use and lead to rising resistance, which may cause an increase in temperature and raise the chance of a fire," the authority said.
BMW Brilliance Automotive, a joint venture based in northeast China, and BMW China Automotive Trading will check the vehicles and replace the defective parts free of charge.
Meanwhile, China Merchants Shekou Industrial Zone Holdings is giving away a BMW Series 3 or X1 to buyers of a three-bedroom unit or townhouse at its Shanghai development.
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