BMW Recalling Some of Its Diesel Vehicles

Jason Siu
by Jason Siu

BMW has announced it is recalling approximately 11,700 diesel vehicles.

According to the German automaker, it discovered that the wrong software has been installed on certain 5 and 7 Series sedans: “In the course of internal tests, the BMW Group has discovered that a correctly developed software update was mistakenly assigned to certain unsuitable model versions,” BMW said in a statement. “The BMW Group informed the relevant authorities immediately.”

It’s unclear what impact the software has on the affected vehicles, but the statement does come following a report by German news weekly Der Spiegel, suggesting BMW had installed software that manipulated emissions of harmful gases such as nitrogen oxide. It’s a similar claim as to what Volkswagen admitted to, resulting in the massive diesel scandal that has impacted the entire automotive industry.

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So far, BMW has only said the affected vehicles are from model years 2012 to 2017 and includes the 5 and 7 Series sedans equipped with diesel engines. The automaker has not confirmed where the affected vehicles are.

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Jason Siu
Jason Siu

Jason Siu began his career in automotive journalism in 2003 with Modified Magazine, a property previously held by VerticalScope. As the West Coast Editor, he played a pivotal role while also extending his expertise to Modified Luxury & Exotics and Modified Mustangs. Beyond his editorial work, Jason authored two notable Cartech books. His tenure at saw him immersed in the daily news cycle, yet his passion for hands-on evaluation led him to focus on testing and product reviews, offering well-rounded recommendations to AutoGuide readers. Currently, as the Content Director for VerticalScope, Jason spearheads the content strategy for an array of online publications, a role that has him at the helm of ensuring quality and consistency across the board.

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