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BMW Recalling Some of its Diesel Vehicles

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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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