According to a new report from the people over at the Los Angeles Times, the BMW folks have got a lot of explaining to do as they let 154,000 vehicles out on the open road that could possibly end up stalling on people. These vehicles were released in the United States and Canada.

The recall only includes SUV vehicles

The models that were mentioned in the recall, are: the 5-Series, X5 models, 6-Series and X6 vehicles that were manufactured between years: 2007 to 2012. Apparently, these are SUV model vehicles, so if you don't own one of these, you can calm down now, and just continue on, enjoying your life.

However, if you do own one, you'll definitely want to get that thing checked out before you find yourself, sitting in the middle of a busy intersection or stuck on some train tracks with a train coming and nowhere to go if you know what I'm mean.

Bad wiring is the culprit

Apparently, the recall was issued to fix some sort of a wiring problem that can end up, causing the engines to stall. So yeah. That's not good at all. It's reported that BMW, filed documents with the United States safety regulators that claim wiring to fuel pumps inside the gas tank, might not have been crimped properly.

The main problem, explained

This error can eventually lead to the wires loosening up, which would then, melt the connector. Then when the connector melts, that ends up causing a gas leak. If you have a gas leak, that can stop the fuel from pumping, and if the fuel stops pumping, that's the final ingredient that you need for a good ole fashion engine stalling recipe, which is not very delicious in any way shape, or form.

No accidents have happened yet

Currently, BMW is not aware of anything fatal, happening as a result of the wiring error, but would most certainly like to fix the issue before something does happen and lawsuits start flying at them, left and right.

This same recall happened in other countries too

The L.A. Times went on to mention that this problem hasn't been restricted to just the United States and Canada.

Apparently, BMW just got done recalling vehicles in China, South Korea and Japan for the same wiring and engine stalling problem.

BMW is fixing the problem for free, of course

If you have one of these models. it's reported that you can take it into your dealer and they'll replace the fuel pump module for free. The official recall schedule is supposed to start on December 5th, 2016. Stay tuned.

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