BMW Recall Affects Nearly 50,000 BMW, MINI, and Rolls-Royce Vehicles at Risk of Fire

BMW recommends that owners park their vehicle outdoors until the recall remedy has been performed

BMW Recall Affects Nearly 50,000 BMW, MINI, and Rolls-Royce Vehicles at Risk of Fire
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May 9, 2018

BMW of North America is recalling close to 50,000 vehicles at risk of catching fire.

What's the problem?

On the affected vehicles, the electric auxiliary water pump may fail and cause the circuit board to overheat, which could lead to a vehicle fire.

Affected Models

The following models are included in this recall: certain model year 2011-2012 BMW 550i, 550i xDrive, 550i Gran Turismo, 550i Gran Turismo xDrive, 750i, 750Li, 750i xDrive, 750Li xDrive, 760Li, X5 xDrive50i, X5 M, X6 xDrive50i, X6 M, ActiveHybrid7, MINI 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, JCW Coupe, and Rolls-Royce Ghost vehicles, as well as model year 2011 BMW X6 Hybrid and 2012 BMW 650i Coupe, 650i xDrive Coupe, 650i Convertible, and 650i xDrive Convertible vehicles.

What happens next?

Owners of the recalled vehicles will be notified by BMW in mid-June 2018. Once the necessary parts are available, owners will receive a second notification. Local BMW dealers will then will replace the electric auxiliary water pump, free of charge.

For additional information about this recall or the repair process, contact BMW at (800) 525-7417, MINI at (866) 825-1525, or Rolls-Royce at (877) 877-3735.

NOTE: BMW recommends that owners park their vehicle outdoors until the recall remedy has been performed.