Aug 15, 2018

South Korea to ban some BMW vehicles over engine fires

The South Korean government has said it will ban about 20,000 BMWs from its streets after a spate of the vehicles catching fire. The ban will apply to cars which have not yet been sent to BMW for safety checks under a voluntary recall. BMW has already come under scrutiny this year, recalling thousands of cars in the UK over safety issues. "The ministry will ask mayors to order owners of unchecked BMW vehicles to have their cars' safety checked or to stop driving them," Transport Minister Kim Hyun-mee said on Tuesday, according to the Korea Times. BMW officials in South Korea apologised last week for the fires.

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