BMW has installed the wrong software on its luxury models

BMW has just discovered that it has installed the wrong programming on its luxury 5 and 7-series models. Due to this issue, all the models with the unsuitable software would be recalled. The automaker did inform the relevant authorities immediately after the problem has been discovered.

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BMW issued the statement after a report in news suggested it had installed software that manipulated emissions of harmful gases such as nitrogen oxide, something its management has always denied. Competitor Volkswagen reached a multi-billion-dollar U.S. settlement after admitting installing so-called “defeat devices” on its diesel models designed to game emissions testsVW has been roiled by thediesel emissions scandal, which has forced it to set aside 25.8 billion euros ($31.7 billion) to cover fines and related costs, of which it has paid out nearly 20 billion euros.

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