BMW recalls 936 defective vehicles in China

German auto brand BMW is recalling 936 vehicles in the Chinese market due to defective on-board diagnostics (OBD) system, according to China's market regulator, Xinhua reports.

The recall involves imported X5M, X6M, M5 and M8 models produced between Nov. 22, 2017 and Sept. 7, 2020, according to a statement by the State Administration for Market Regulation.

Due to software defects, the OBD system may not be able to detect malfunctions that cause vehicle emissions to exceed the standard level, thus failing regulatory requirements.

BMW China Automotive Trading Ltd. will reprogram the software on recalled vehicles free of charge, according to the statement