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30,000 BMWs Recalled!

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On: Mon, Oct 31, 2011 at 11:40AM | By: Lou Ruggieri


30,000 BMWs Recalled!

BMW has just issued a recall to bring back 32,084 5-Series, 5-Series Gran Turismo, 7-Series, X5, and X6 models produced from 2008-2011. Apparently, the electric auxiliary water pump can overheat which can obviously lead to big trouble, most notably a fire.

Read on for the full report from Safercar.gov, and get those BMW's back to the dealer ASAP!

Vehicle Make / Model:Model Year(s):
BMW / 5-Series2008-2011
BMW / 5-Series Gran Turismo2008-2011
BMW / 7-Series2008-2011
BMW / X52008-2011
BMW / X62008-2011

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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