involving a BMW X6
The X6 Caught fire
I think the X6 has an issue, this is the third I have heard of catching fire another one did the same in a garage,
Recalls Link: http://www.lemonauto.com/complaints/bmw/x6.htm
Kwa anticlick brigade this is a snippet
BMW X6 Recall Information
NEWS: BMW is recalling certain 2012-2013, BMW X5 and X6 vehicles
NHTSA Campaign ID number: 12V267000 @ www.Safercar.Gov
JUNE 2012 – BMW is recalling certain model year 2012 X5 vehicles equipped with a diesel engine and 2013 X5 and X6 vehicles. Due to a machining error of the steering gear surface, power steering fluid may leak. Leaking power steering fluid can spray onto hot exhaust parts, increasing the risk of an engine compartment fire. Bmw will notify owners, and dealers will inspect, and if necessary, replace the steering gear free of charge. The safety recall is expected to begin during july 2012. Owners may contact BMW customer relations and services at http://www.kenyatalk.com/chrome-extension://lifbcibllhkdhoafpjfnlhfpfgnpldfl/call_skype_logo.png1-800-525-7417 FREE. Customers may contact the national highway traffic safety administration’s vehicle safety hotline at http://www.kenyatalk.com/chrome-extension://lifbcibllhkdhoafpjfnlhfpfgnpldfl/call_skype_logo.png1-888-327-4236 FREE (tty: http://www.kenyatalk.com/chrome-extension://lifbcibllhkdhoafpjfnlhfpfgnpldfl/call_skype_logo.png1-800-424-9153 FREE); or go to http://www.Safercar.Gov. [B] 12V-267
DETROIT NEWS – November 1, 2011 – BMW AG said Saturday it is recalling 32,000 vehicles to replace potentially faulty electric auxiliary water pumps that can overheat and cause a vehicle fire.
The German automaker said the recall covers 2008-2011 5-Series, 5-Series Gran Turismo, 7-Series, X5 SAV, and X6 SAV models that have eight- or 12-cylinder turbocharged engines.
The recall comes after BMW found at least 102 cases of pump failures worldwide — including two engine-compartment fires. BMW said it is unaware of any crashes or injuries as a result of the condition.
The auxiliary pump helps cool the turbocharger during some driving conditions and in some cases can fail, causing the circuit board to overheat. That could lead to a fire. BMW said in most cases drivers will be alerted by a warning message on the instrumental cluster during driving.
BMW first discovered the issue in June 2009 on test vehicles. In April 2010, a smoldered electrical cable of the water pump was found on a BMW-owned vehicle.
The company set up a task force in May 2010 after two customer vehicles reported burned engine compartments.
Dealers will replace the electric auxiliary water pump and will be notified next month. Owners will be notified starting next month as well.