BMW recalls 32,000 vehicles over auxiliary water pump issue

BMW has announced that it is recalling certain model year 2008-2011 5-Series, 5-Series Gran Turismo, 7-Series, X5, X6 vehicles with a V8 or 12-cylinder turbocharged engine. Apparently there could be an issue with the circuit board for the electric auxiliary water pump that can overheat.

“This could lead to a smoldering of the pump or an engine compartment or vehicle fire,” the NHTSA said in a statement.

BMW said it will start notifying owners later this month and will replace the auxiliary water pump free of charge. The recall consists of over 32,000 vehicles.

Owners can contact BMW Customer Relations and Services at 1-800-525-7417.

– By: Omar Rana