Drivers of 2011-2012 BMW models with turbo charged engines need to get their cars to their dealers because of a safety recall. The vehicles have a potentially hazardous defect that could turn their high-end autos into smoldering hunks of less luxurious melted plastic and steel.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says the circuit boards on the cars’ water pump could overheat and possibly catch fire.
The 2011 BMW models affected are the 5 Series and 5 Series Gran Turismo. 2012 models are the 6 Series, 7 Series, X5 and X6. All affected models have either the turbo charged V8 or V12. NHTSA says the number of BMWs affected is 2,846.
The recall is nearly identical to one announced last November that recalled 2010 Rolls Royce Ghosts. This campaign seems to address the same problem that plagued 2011 models.
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This is a safety recall and car owners may contact BMW customer relations and services at 1-877-877-3735.