Nearly 50K BMW, Mini Vehicles Recalled in the US for Fire Hazard

Jason Siu
by Jason Siu

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.

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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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Jason Siu
Jason Siu

Jason Siu began his career in automotive journalism in 2003 with Modified Magazine, a property previously held by VerticalScope. As the West Coast Editor, he played a pivotal role while also extending his expertise to Modified Luxury & Exotics and Modified Mustangs. Beyond his editorial work, Jason authored two notable Cartech books. His tenure at saw him immersed in the daily news cycle, yet his passion for hands-on evaluation led him to focus on testing and product reviews, offering well-rounded recommendations to AutoGuide readers. Currently, as the Content Director for VerticalScope, Jason spearheads the content strategy for an array of online publications, a role that has him at the helm of ensuring quality and consistency across the board.

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