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BMW recalling 324,000 diesel cars in Europe

A newspaper report claims BMW is recalling 324,000 cars in Europe after engine fires in Korea.

German newspaper Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung is reporting that BMW is recalling about 324,000 diesel vehicles in Europe to fix a technical fault that has caused engine fires in South Korea.

The report states that faulty exhaust gas recirculation module in BMW diesel cars caused 27 engine fires in South Korea this year, prompting the company to recall 106,000 vehicles including the 520d there and to issue an apology.

BMW is now extending the recall to Europe, with 96,300 of those vehicles affected in Germany. The recalled meed to have the module replaced, if the fault is confirmed, the paper said on Tuesday, citing BMW.

The report says that BMW officials were not immediately reachable for comment.