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.
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.
To DANIEL VARJAN
I wonder what you do? After all, I`m sure someone else in a foreign county can design, engineer and manufacture it far better then you could..... only of course if I subscribe to your week argument.
Although the cars are made here it doesn't mean the money stays here.. Remember that payroll in most of auto makers is only 12 percent of total profits. The rest goes out to international banks. What we see is that manufacturing is still bigger outside the US. To those countries is a huge income comparing to the nothing they were making without US technology. Yes the one our students pay for in expensive colleges and get out and find no jobs here.
OOh and about the Europeans cars.. stupidly overated. The Europeans have no concept of electronics. MB was one of the vehicles with most electronics problems in the world and yet one of the most expensive. Love the ergonomics though. Seems they know comfort but don't know how to make it work well. There's a Lamborghini video of how it burns also. BMW oooh hooo... too many problems to list.
They may have occasional problems with airbags or whatever.Just as american cars as well. Even Mercedes is not perfect. But more likely I won't need my transmission rebuilt after 20-30k miles.A dashboard will not curl up or ceiling fall down from the heat,plastic fading away or have oil spots on my driveway.
But the bottom line is - it is everybody's own busines what they buy and where. It's not a treason to buy a foreign higher quality product which is in fact more american build than many US brands. ...
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