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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