BMW is recalling 324-thousand diesel cars in Europe to fix a mechanical issue that has caused engine fires in South Korea.
According to a German newspaper on Wednesday, a faulty exhaust gas recirculation module in some of BMW's diesel models, which caused 27 engine fires in South Korea this year, prompted the huge recall, including nearly 100-thousand units in Germany alone.
This comes as the South Korean government is looking into banning BMW cars from the road to prevent any more fires.
Meanwhile, a group of local BMW owners will file a police complaint this week seeking a criminal investigation into top officials at the local unit of the German carmaker.
Barun Law Firm says it plans to lodge a complaint on behalf of 20 BMW owners and one victim of a BMW vehicle-related fire.