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.
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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