BMW Announces Recall for Turbocharged BMW, MINI Models
Cooling system issue could lead to pump smoldering, engine compartment fire
According to the recall notice, the circuit board for the auxiliary water pump could overheat, leading to "a smoldering of the pump or an engine compartment or vehicle fire." Models subject to the recall are as follows: 2011 BMW 5-Series and 5-Series Gran Turismo, 2012 BMW 7-Series and 6-Series convertible, and the 2012 BMW X5 and X6 as well as the 2011 MINI Cooper S and MINI John Cooper Works.
The recall will begin this month, with BMW notifying owners about the recall and dealers replacing the auxiliary water pump free of charge.
BMW owners can contact the manufacturer's customer relations department directly at (800) 525-7417.
My first-- and last-- BMW was a '69 2002, four-speed, colored granada red. It got 20 mpg. in town and 28 on the highway. I wish I had it today, in the shape it was in 43 years ago. Since the late '70s, the cars have gotten much pricier and quite a bit larger, definitely out of the reach of Joe Average-Person.
Your assertions are interesting, because you made an assumption of how everyone who drives a BMW thinks, and you're acting like this is a massive recall. This recall is for less than 10,000 vehicles, which is tiny as far as recalls are concerned. Compare this recall to the recalls of Toyota, Ford, or GM for example in recent years. I've known several people who have owned BMWs for years with very few problems, or at least not any more problems than most vehicles. It depends on the model, some are more problematic than others. I just laugh at people who make generalized claims like yours, and have no idea what they're talking about.
In addition, BMW covers pretty much all of the repairs and maintenance for several years at NO cost to the customer. No vehicle or automobile manufacturer on the planet is perfect. ALL vehicles have problems or will have problems at one point in time or another.
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