FILE - In this Wednesday, March 21, 2018 file photo, the logo of German car manufacturer BMW is pictured at the headquarters in Munich, Germany. German carmaker BMW reports its second quarter earnings on Thursday, Aug. 2, 2018. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader, file)
INTERNATIONAL - BMW’s Korean unit apologised yesterday over engine fires that prompted recalls and a probe, seeking to allay concerns over images of cars engulfed in flames. 

BMW Korea chairperson Kim Hyo-joon said the German carmaker would fully co-operate with the transport ministry's investigation and complete emergency safety inspections of its vehicles by next week. 

More than 20 cases of BMW fires have been reported in South Korea, mostly in July. Images and videos of BMW sedans engulfed in smoke and gutted by fires caused alarm among drivers. 

Some parking lots refused BMWs to enter. BMW found the cause of the engine fires was leaks in their exhaust gas recirculation coolers. 

- AP