We love the Bavarian company, we know it is on top for a reason, but we can’t just ignore that sometimes they make mistakes as well.
The chief authority on everything recall has brought forward an announcement according to which over 30.000 vehicles built by BMW and spread over a large range of models.
Affected models are the BMW 5 Series, the BMW 5 Series Gran Turismo, the BMW 7 Series, the BMW X5 and the BMW X6, all of which share some of the affected engines.
The engines at hand are BMW’s turbocharged V8 and V12 powerplants which may be subjected to to a failure within the circuit boards.
It seems like these days the electronics are killing cars more than shoddy repairs or anything of the likes are. In the case of the BMW recall, there’s a circuit board that controls the electric auxiliary water boards that are prone to overheating.
That, in return could lead to the pump smoldering and, eventually, to an engine compartment fire. Not exactly the best of news but there’s a small chance of it so BMW has to take action.
The Bavarians are going to recall the 32.084 BMW units, make the necessary replacements free of charge as soon as possible within the upcoming month of November.
According to the NHTSA, just 102 of the researched vehicles with affected problem have gotten to the point where there actually was an engine compartment fire.