BMW is recalling more than a million cars and SUVs in due to the risk of fires under the hood and recommending that owners park vehicles outside until repairs are made.

A BMW spokesperson says the risk of fire is very low, but that recalled vehicles should say outside 'in an abundance of caution.' Repairs are expected to start on Dec. 18.

The largest of the recalls covers over 740,000 328i, 328xi, 328i xDrive, 525i, 525xi, 528i, 528xi, 530i, 530xi, X3 3.0si, X3 xDrive30i, X5 xDrive30i, Z4 3.0i, Z4 3.0si and Z4 sDrive30i vehicles from 2007-2011. Also included is the 2008-2011 128i. All have 6-Cylinder engines.The second recall involves almost 673,000 cars including the 323i, 325i, 325xi, 328i, 328xi, 330i, 330xi, 335i, 335xi and M3 from the 2006-2011 model years. Also covered are the 2007-2011 328i xDrive, 335i xDrive and 335is, and the 2009-2011 335d.

Both recalls involve potential fire hazards. The first involves a faulty ventilation valve that can overheat, while the other is due to faulty wiring in the vehicle's heating system.

Dealers will repair the faulty components in both recalls. Click here for more details.

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