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August 27, 1999

BMW Recalls Cars to Replace Emissions Chip

WASHINGTON D.C., - (SafetyAlerts) The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced today that BMW will recall about 30,000 cars to replace a programming chip in the engine control computer that may cause vehicles to exceed the federal nitrogen oxide exhaust emissions standard.

The BMW Models affected by this recall are the 1995, 3.0 and 4.0 liter, 530i, 530it, 540i, 740i, 740iL and the 840Ci.

The automaker agreed to the recall after testing in-use cars under the EPA's durability program.  BMW will replace the substandard chip at no cost to the consumer.  The new chip, with improved programming, will correct the performance of the oxygen sensor.

Owners who need further information may call Carl Wick at 202-564-9331.

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