BMW models and Rolls Royce Ghost recalled

Cheer and fun is all available everywhere in the BMW Group’s family but occasionally mistakes happen, even within our favorite brand.

The latest such unpleasant situation focuses on a shared component that’s to be found in most of the larger BMW products and the smallest Rolls Royce.


We’re looking at quite the batch of vehicles. It’s the 5 Series, 6 Series, 7 Series, X5, X6 and the Rolls Royce Ghost.

The link between these vehicles is their being powered by BMW’s turbocharged V12 or V8 engines. All of these units are 2012 models.

A total of 2.846 units the above listed models will be recalled. Of that considerable total there’s only a number of 60 Rolls Royce Ghost units to be concerned about.

BMW engine
BMW engine

The problem is to be found in the circuit boards in the cars’ electric auxiliary water pump. Ironically, there’s a risk of it overheating and eventually leading to an engine compartment fire.

Let’s face it, several expensive high end cars are exposed to burning out and really, it’s not a decent prospect. That’s where the NHTSA stepped in.

The recall is scheduled to begin at the end of this month and BMW’s dealers will be notifying the owners of these cars in a few days.

BMW 7 Series
BMW 7 Series

Apart from the inconvenience of losing some time with the process or having less availability with the affected car, the owners of these models won’t have any costs.

BMW will inspect all the circuit boards and make all the necessary replacements on any parts they might identify as being risky.


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