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Recall: No. 1 of 3
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. 2 of 3
Recall Ref: R/2012/039
Exact Model: 5-Series, 5-Series Touring, M5 Saloon, M5 Touring, 6-Series Coupe, 6-Series Convertible, M6 Coupe, M6 Convertible & Alpina
Description: RISK OF FIRE
Build Date: Various 2003 to 2011
Numbers: 109000
Defect: The positive battery cable, routed from the vehicle battery to the engine bay, consists of one cable in the luggage compartment and one cable in the underbody. Both cable are connected by a screw connection and covered by a plastic cover. In single cases the plastic cover may have been fitted incorrectly during the vehicle production. Over time, an incorrectly fitted cover could cause the screw connections to come loose, leading to an increased resistance, also humidity may affect the connection and cause high resistance and drop in current. This can lead to the vehicle not starting and in extreme cases the connection could over heat leading to the possibility of a fire in the luggage area.
Action: The clips on the battery will be checked the cover replaced and sealed.
Launch Date: 24 May 2012
Recall: No. 3 of 3
Recall Ref: R/2011/147
Exact Model: X6, X5, 5,6 & 7 series and BMW Alpina B5 & B7 BITURBO
Build Date: 16 Nov 2007 to 2 Feb 2011
Numbers: 553
Defect: Due to the ingress of moisture, it is possible that a short circuit can occur in the additional coolant pump for the exhaust turbocharger. The driver will be informed of the issue by a warning message on the display in the instrument panel. If not addressed, it is possible for further heat build up in the pump, which may cause the plug connection and housing to melt and in extreme cases, a localised fire in the engine compartment or vehicle.
Action: Recall all affected vehicles for the replacement of the additional coolant pump.
Launch Date: 17 November 2011

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


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