The German based automaker BMW AG has announced on Saturday the recalling of 32.000 units of its 5-Series, 5-Series Gran Turismo, 7-Series, X5 SAV and X6 SAV, with eight or twelve cylinders turbocharged engines, because of possible fire risks.
According to the car manufacturer, the 32.000 units affected by the recall, have a problem with the auxiliary pump which helps cool the turbocharger during some driving conditions and in some cases can fail, causing the circuit board to overheat and possibly leading to a fire.
The recall is something which most owners of the above mentioned models already knew because BMW has found at least 102 cases of pump failures worldwide, including two engine compartment fires, but the German based automaker didn’t receive any reports yet regarding crashes or injuries as a result to this condition.
The problem was first discovered back in June 2009 on test vehicles and BMW will replace the electric auxiliary pump free of charge. Owners of the above mentioned vehicles will be notified starting next month.