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Parkers overall rating: 4.2 out of 5 4.2

Recall in 2018: BMWs affected by an electrical fault

Following a BBC Watchdog investigation, BMW announced in May 2018 that 312,000 cars in Britain would be recalled due to a serious electrical fault. In some cases it would make affected models cut out and stall while they were being driven, but in others they could even catch fire.

It only affects BMWs manufacturerd between March 2007 and August 2011, therefore this generation of 3 Series Touring is not embroiled in the problem. However, versions of the previous generations of 3 Series Saloon and 3 Series Touring, plus the two-door 3 Series Coupe and 3 Series Convertible ranges are part of the recall.

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