BMW Recalls Vehicles for Potential Fire Hazard

by: Prince, Glover & Hayes Monday, October 31st, 2011

BMW North America is recalling certain vehicles from the 2008 through 2011 model years to correct a possible problem with overheating circuit boards that could cause fires.

In a document filed with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the car maker said the recall affects a total of 32,084 vehicles including 5 Series, 5 Series Gran Turismo, 7 Series, and X5 and X6 sport utility vehicles. The models involved have eight- or 12-cylinder turbocharged engines.

In these vehicles, the company said, a circuit board for the electric auxiliary water pump can overheat. This can lead to a fire in the engine compartment.

Under the recall, BMW said its dealers will replace the auxiliary water pump free of charge. The recall is expected to begin during November. Owners may contact BMW customer relations and services at 800-525-7417.


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