German luxury carmaker BMW on Friday said it was recalling "approximately one million vehicles" in North America over two separate problems that posed fire risks, and did not rule out that more countries may be affected. The first voluntary recall affects certain BMW 3 Series models from 2006 to 2011, the company said in a statement. The issue is related to potentially faulty wiring of the climate control blower fan which "in extremely rare cases" could cause a fire, it said. The second recall will address a problem with a heater valve in certain 2007-2011 BMW models equipped with a 6-cylinder engine. "Irregularities in the manufacturing process could lead to corrosion and in extremely rare cases may lead to a thermal event," the company said. Both recalls are for some 700,000 cars each but because there are "a lot of overlaps" the total number of affected cars is around one million, spokesman Michael Rebstock told AFP. Most of the recalls affect the United States, while some 15,000...

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