Washington, DC—(ENEWSPF)—October 29, 2011.
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 800-525-7417.
Notes: Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s Vehicle Safety Hotline at 888-327-4236 (TTY 800-424-9153), or go to http://www.safercar.gov.