Consumer Reports: BMW recalls 184,000 cars for fire risk

An electrical short in certain 2006 models can cause fire.

BMW is recalling certain 3 Series, 5 Series, and Z4 cars from the 2006 model year due to concerns that an electrical short could lead to fire.

The problem, which could affect 184,505 vehicles, has been traced to production irregularities in the heating element for the positive crankcase ventilation (PCV) valve that is used to keep that system from freezing.

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