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German automaker BMW Ag announced Saturday it will recall certain model year 2008-2011 5-series, 7 series, X6 and X5 vehicles equipped with 8- or 12-cylinder, turbocharged, power plant to replace potentially faulty electric auxiliary water pumps.

BMW said the circuit board for the electric auxiliary water pump can overheat and can start a fire. The recall was officially announced after the Munich based carmaker found at least 102 cases of pump failures worldwide, including two engine compartment fires.

Remedy: BMW will notify owners, and dealers will replace the auxiliary water pump free of charge.
The Safety Recall is expected to begin during November 2011. Owners may contact BMW Customer Relations and Services at 800-525-7417.

BMW dealers will replace all defective components free of charge.

The BMW Group in the U.S. reported September sales of 25,749 vehicles, an increase of 11.4% from the 23,112 vehicles sold in the same month a year ago.

BMW continues to beat its competition with strong sales worldwide. And now the Munich based automaker has unveiled its bestselling sedan: the new 3 Series, a car that it’s not only the best-selling line in the compact luxury segment, but also it’s the best-selling car in the Bavarian maker’s product portfolio.