BMW Recalling 130,000 Cars for Problems With Its Twin-Turbo Engine
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BMW is recalling about 130,000 2007–10 vehicles because of emissions problems involving the twin-turbocharged 6-cylinder engines used on many of its most popular models.
The automaker said it had informed the Environmental Protection Agency of the problem, which could require the replacement of the high-pressure fuel pump or changing computer software.
The announcement comes after an ABC News report questioning the safety of the vehicles. ABC interviewed owners who said a sudden loss of power made the vehicles unsafe.
But the automaker is not conducting a safety recall through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.