BMW of North America has issued a recall for nearly 50,000 BMW, Mini, and Rolls-Royce cars and SUVs after determining a manufacturer defect could lead to vehicle fires.
Details of the BMW, Mini, and Rolls-Royce Recalls
According to Consumer Reports, the recall affects 47,806 vehicles from the 2011 and 2012 model-years.
Recall records indicate the auxiliary water pump in the recalled vehicles can fail and cause a circuit board to overheat. This overheating could in turn lead to a fire.
The automaker is recommending that owners of the recalled vehicles park the cars and SUVs outside until proper repairs can be made.
Affected owners can expect to be notified beginning June 11, 2018. A second notification will be sent when repair parts become available. Owners can also contact BMW, Mini, or Rolls-Royce directly.
Vehicles Affected by the Recall
The following vehicle models are among those listed in the BMW recall:
- BMW 550i
- BMW 550i xDrive
- BMW 550i Gran Turismo
- BMW 550i Gran Turismo xDrive
- BMW 650i Coupe
- BMW 650i xDrive Coupe
- BMW 650i Convertible
- BMW 650i xDrive Convertible
- BMW 750i
- BMW 750Li
- BMW 750i xDrive
- BMW 750Li xDrive
- BMW 760Li
- BMW X5 xDrive50i
- BMW X5 M
- BMW X6 xDrive50i
- BMW X6 M
- BMW X6 Hybrid
- BMW ActiveHybrid7
- MINI Cooper S Convertible
- MINI John Cooper Works (JCW) Convertible
- MINI Cooper S Countryman
- MINI Cooper S Countryman ALL4
- MINI Cooper S
- MINI JCW
- MINI Cooper S Clubman
- MINI JCW Clubman MINI Cooper S Roadster
- MINI JCW Roadster
- MINI Cooper S Coupe
- MINI JCW Coupe
- Rolls-Royce Ghost
Contact an Experienced Car Recall Attorney
Drivers have enough to worry about while traversing the roadways on a daily basis. When a person gets behind the wheel of a car, there is a reasonable expectation that the car is going to perform in a matter that would not put the operator’s life in jeopardy. Unfortunately there are hundreds of vehicle recalls each year due to manufacturer defects, from the tires to the ignition switches, that can cause catastrophic injuries and in some cases death. If you or a loved one have been injured due to a defective part in a vehicle, contact Thomas J. Henry.
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