Nearly 50K BMW, Mini Vehicles Recalled in the US for Fire Hazard
BMW of North America is recalling 47,806 vehicles in the U.S. due to a potential fire hazard.
According to the automaker, there is an auxiliary water pump that could fail on the affected vehicles, causing a circuit board to overheat. As a result, the overheating circuit board could lead to a fire. Dealers will replace the electric auxiliary water pump at no charge, but replacement parts are not currently available. BMW says it will begin notifying owners of affected vehicles starting June 11, 2018 and a second notification will be sent out when replacement parts are available. In the meantime, the automaker is recommending that affected owners park their vehicles outdoors until the recall work can be performed.
Affected BMW vehicles include certain 2011-2012 550i, 550i xDrive, 550i Gran Turismo, 550i Gran Turismo xDrive750i, 750Li, 750i xDrive, 750Li xDrive, 760Li, X5 xDrive50i, X5 M, X6 xDrive50i, X6 M, and ActiveHybrid7, as well as certain 2011 X6 Hybrid and 2012 650i Coupe, 650i xDrive Coupe, 650i Convertible, and 650i xDrive Convertible.
The affected MINI models include certain 2011-2012 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, and JCW Coupe. Certain 2011-2012 Rolls-Royce Ghost vehicles are also affected.
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