Sunday, October 30, 2011

BMW Recalls 30,000 Vehicles, Avoiding Possible Engine Fire

  • Vehicle Make / Model:

    Model Year(s):

  • BMW / 5-SERIES
    2008-2011
  • BMW / 5-SERIES GRAN TURISMO
    2008-2011
  • BMW / 7-SERIES
    2008-2011
  • BMW / X5
    2008-2011
  • BMW / X6
    2008-2011
  • Manufacturer:

    BMW OF NORTH AMERICA, LLC
  • Mfr's Report Date:

    OCT 20, 2011
  • NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number:

    11V521000
  • NHTSA Action Number:

    N/A
  • Component:

    ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE:OTHER FUEL TYPES:TURBO-CHARGER
  • Potential Number of Units Affected:

    32,084
  • Summary:

    BMW IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2008-2011 5-SERIES, 5-SERIES GRAN TURISMO, 7-SERIES, X5 SAV, AND X6 SAV VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH 8- OR 12-CYLINDER, TURBOCHARGED, ENGINES BECAUSE THE CIRCUIT BOARD FOR THE ELECTRIC AUXILIARY WATER PUMP CAN OVERHEAT.
  • Consequence:

    THIS COULD LEAD TO A SMOLDERING OF THE PUMP OR AN ENGINE COMPARTMENT OR VEHICLE FIRE.
  • Remedy:

    BMW WILL NOTIFY OWNERS, AND DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE AUXILIARY WATER PUMP FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING NOVEMBER 2011. OWNERS MAY CONTACT BMW CUSTOMER RELATIONS AND SERVICES AT 1-800-525-7417.
  • Notes:

    OWNERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO http://www.safercar.gov/ .

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