BMW and Rolls-Royce Recalling Nearly 3,000 Vehicles for Water Pump Failure

By Jacob Brown | April 16, 2012
BMW and its high-end subsidiary Rolls-Royce are recalling almost 3,000 cars and crossovers for an auxiliary water pump circuit board failure that could lead to overheating, or even engine fires. The recall affects 2,846 BMW models equipped with turbocharged V-8 or V-12 engines, including the 2011 BMW 5 Series, 2011 BMW 5 Series Gran Turismo, 2012 BMW 6 Series, 2012 BMW 7 Series, and 2012 BMW X5 and X6 crossovers. It also covers 2011 Rolls-Royce Ghost sedans manufactured in 2010 and 2011, of which 69 cars have been recalled. According to the recall, the circuit board operating the auxiliary electric water pump in the recalled turbocharged vehicles has a tendency to overheat. In extreme circumstances, this could lead to an engine fire. Under the recall, BMW and Rolls-Royce will replace the auxiliary electric water pump free of charge at dealerships.
BMW and Rolls-Royce will begin notifying owners of affected vehicles in April. Concerned owners can contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's safety hotline at (888) 327-4236 with reference to campaign number 12V161000 for BMW vehicles or campaign number 12V166000 for Rolls-Royce vehicles. Customers can also contact BMW's customer relations hotline at (800) 525-7417 or Rolls-Royce's customer relations hotline at (877) 877-3735 for more information. Source: