BMW recalls 47K vehicles across several brands for increased fire risk

News | May 7th, 2018 by 0
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BMW is recalling more than 47,000 of select BMW, MINI and Rolls Royce models due to an issue that could cause a water pump to …

BMW is recalling more than 47,000 of select BMW, MINI and Rolls Royce models due to an issue that could cause a water pump to fail and the circuit board to overheat.

If the electric auxiliary water pump to overheat it could cause the circuit board to overheat, which would increase the fire risk.

The automaker reports in National Highway Traffic Safety Administration documents that it does not have all the needed parts to complete the recall remedy as of now. On top of that, BMW recommends that affected owners park their vehicle outdoors until the potential issue has been fixed.

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“Depending on the model, there are currently limited parts available, however not all parts are available at this time,” BMW says.

BMW says that affected owners will receive initial notification of the recall starting June 11, and that it will send a second notification at an unspecified date when dealers have all needed parts.

Included in the recall are 47,806 vehicles from model year 2011 and 2012. According to the NHTSA, affected models include the BMW 550i, 550i xDrive, 550i Gran Turismo, 550i Gran Turismo xDrive, 750i, 750Li, 750i xDrive, 750Li xDrive, 760Li, X5 xDrive50i, X5 M, X6 xDrive50i, X6 M, ActiveHybrid7, MINI Cooper S Convertible, John Cooper Works (JCW) Convertible, Cooper S Countryman, Cooper S Countryman ALL4, Cooper S, JCW, Cooper S Clubman, JCW Clubman, Cooper S Roadster, JCW Roadster, Cooper S Coupe, JCW Coupe and Rolls-Royce Ghost, 2011 BMW X6 Hybrid and 2012 BMW 650i Coupe, 650i xDrive Coupe, 650i Convertible and 650i xDrive Convertible vehicles.

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