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Possible fire risk causes BMW recall
More than 32,000 automobiles have been included in a BMW recall, in which a part could pose a fire danger. The situation, solely contained to specific models made between 2008 and 2011, is with a part that can smolder and burn in automobiles with either 8 or 12-cylinder turbocharged engines. Here is the proof: BMW announces recall over potential fire hazard
Water pump circuit boards going kaput
The New York Times reports that BMW recalled several automobiles. These were all between model years of 2008 and 2011. Anything from the 1, 3 or Z-series BMWs are not a part of the recall. It only affects performance models from the business.
All BMWs with turbocharged 8- and 12-cylinder engines will see the defect and have to deal with the problem with the auxiliary water pump. This water pump is used to cool the turbocharger. This is the issue.
The auxiliary water pump circuit board is where all of the defects are. The pump’s circuit board overheats regularly. This takes place when things are operating. The pump won’t work occasionally. It fails with this problem, according to TheCarConnection.com. There is several times where a fire occurs. The board causes this to occur.
Recalling many automobiles
Several vehicles are affected by the recall. In fact, there were 32,084 affected. This problem affects automobiles which were manufactured between 2008 and 2011 that are in the 5 series, 5 series Gran Turismo edition, X5, X6 and 7 series models. Only turbocharged 8- or 12-cylinder engines have the issue. The recall had 2,606 5 series, 1,787 Gran Turismo 5 series, 4,309 X5, 5,187 X6 and 18,195 7 series vehicles involved, according to Motor Trend.
This recall is just a precautionary measure so far. There have not been any accidents or injuries that BMW is aware of so far, the New York Times explains. There were 102 auxiliary water pump circuit board failures reported. Of them, 2 had compartment fires.
Owners to discover out soon
BMW notified the National Highway Traffic Security Administration on Oct. 20 of the defect. Owners should expect a letter in the start of November from BMW, which is mailing the letters.
When you have one of these cars, you are able to have the part exchanged without paying anything. Just take the car to the nearest BMW dealership. BMW and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration should be contacted with questions.
BMW’s hotline for the recall is 800-525-7417. You can call the National Highway Traffic Security Administration. The hotline number is 888-327-4236. There's a reference number for the recall. The BMW number is #11V521000.
New York Times
The Car Connection