BMW recalls 720,000 cars worldwide

  • German automaker BMW has recalled around 720,000 vehicles, mostly in North America, due to potential electrical problems that may result in unexpected stalling.

    The recall affects versions of its 1-Series and 3-Series cars as well as the Z4 sports car.

    The firm has recalled some 505,000 cars in the US, 65,000 in Canada, 100,000 in Japan and around 50,000 in South Africa.

    According to BMW, the problem had caused one minor crash in Canada but no injuries.

    Cars in its home market of Germany and the rest of Europe were not affected by the recall.

    Owners are expected to be notified next month.

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