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Recall: No. 4 of 18
Recall Ref: R/2012/049
Exact Model: 5 Series (GT & Saloon), X5, X6, 7 Series,6 Series Convertible (8 & 12 cylinder engines) and Alpina B5 Biturbo
Description: FIRE MAY OCCUR
Build Date:
Numbers: 21
Defect: Some engines are fitted with an additional water pump for the turbo charger. In some circumstances, a crack may develop, which then leads to melting of the plug connections and the housing. Further heat development may then lead to scorch damage. In exceptional cases, such overheating can lead to smouldering of the water pump. If smouldering occurs, an engine compartment fire and vehicle fire cannot be excluded.
Action: The water pump will be replaced for a new more robust version.
Launch Date: 27 April 2012
Recall: No. 5 of 18
Recall Ref: R2001/149
Exact Model: 7 Series Z8 X5 5 Series Diesel and V8 engine ve
Build Date: 11th November 2000 to 30th September 2001
Numbers: 8914
Defect: A supplier manufacturing error to the radiator electrical cooling fan could cause the electronics to thermally overload and be destroyed. This results in a failure of the fan. In isolated cases the overloading could lead to scorching or a fire in the fan.
Action: Recall affected vehicles and check fan. Depending on the type and build number, the fan may have to be replaced.
Launch Date: 16 November 2001
Recall: No. 6 of 18
Recall Ref: R2001/015
Exact Model: E53
Build Date: 21st September 2001 to 19th January 2001
Numbers: 907
Defect: During the assembly of the steering column joint in the engine compartment it is possible that the connection between the column and the lower steering shaft was not assembled correctly.
Action: Recall affected vehicles to check and if necessary reassemble steering coupling.
Launch Date: 31 January 2001

Manufacturer contact details:
BMW (UK) Ltd
Ellesfield Avenue, Bracknell, RG12 8TA
0370 5050160


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