April 8, 2015 / 12:42 PM / in 3 years

BMW recalls 53,000 X3s in China on risk of short circuit

BEIJING/FRANKFURT (Reuters) - BMW AG BMWG.DE will recall 53,317 imported X3 models in China because a fault in the engine wiring harness and fuel supply system could cause the vehicles to short circuit, the country’s top safety regulator said Wednesday.

A man sits in a newly bought BMW X3 car at a dealership in central Beijing May 4, 2011. REUTERS/Jason Lee

The cars’ engines could slow, shake or turn off as a result, according to a statement on the General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine’s website.

The recall affects xDrive20i, xDrive28i and xDrive35i X3 models produced between October 2011 and December 2013.

A BMW spokesman in Germany said the recall only affected China.

Reporting by Jake Spring in BEIJING and Edward Taylor in FRANKFURT; Editing by Pravin Char

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