ABC News Investigation Leads to BMW Recall

By Andrew Gauthier 


Cynics, beware: This story might just restore your faith in the media’s ability to effect positive change.

Four writers at ABC News are reporting that BMW has announced a voluntary recall of about 130,000 vehicles, all of which could be equipped with faulty fuel pumps. An ABC investigation into the flawed cars, led by ABC’s Chris Cuomo, began last month; BMW’s announcement comes one week after ABC contacted the company about their expos.

Though BMW’s statement about the recall doesn’t mention ABC News by name, a representative admits that the network’s investigation spurred the company to act. More…