November 9, 2011 – BMW North America is recalling 32,084 vehicles from the 2008 through 2011 model years to correct a defect causing circuit boards for the electric auxiliary water pump to overheat which could result in a fire in the engine compartment which may lead to a vehicle fire. The vehicle fire could cause a crash or result in serious burn injuries including skin damage, internal injuries, smoke or toxic gas inhalation or death.
The auto maker is recalling certain vehicles with eight- or 12-cylinder turbocharged engines including 5 Series, 5 Series Gran Turismo, 7 Series, and X5 and X6 sport utility vehicles.
The Philadelphia personal injury and accident attorneys at Messa & Associates have successfully represented many victims of defective motor vehicles and motor vehicle component parts. If you or a loved one has been seriously injured by one of the recalled BMW motor vehicles, please contact us at 1-877-MessaLaw to speak with an experienced Pennsylvania defective product liability attorney.