interFIRE Home interFIRE Home interFIRE VR Support Training Calendar Training Center Resource Center Message Board Insurance Info

"Recall Alerts"

04-23-2012

Published by:
Peter A. Lynch, Esq.
of Cozen O'Connor
palynch@cozen.com
http://www.cozen.com

 

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY:      This weekly newsletter covers:

  1. NHTSA recalls BMW


(1) NHTSA RECALLS BMW

NHTSA Campaign ID Number : 12V161 Manufacturer : BMW OF NORTH AMERICA, LLC Make / Model Years : BMW / 2011-2012 Subject : ELECTRIC AUXILIARY WATER PUMP Vehicle Make / Model: Model Year(s) :

BMW / 5-SERIES 2011

BMW / 5-SERIES GRAN TURISMO 2011

BMW / 6 SERIES 2012

BMW / 7-SERIES 2012

BMW / X5 SAV 2012

BMW / X6 SAV 2012

Manufacturer: BMW OF NORTH AMERICA, LLC Mfr's Report Date: APR 05, 2012

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 12V161000 N/A

NHTSA Action Number: N/A

Component: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE:OTHER FUEL TYPES:TURBO-CHARGER

Potential Number of Units Affected: 2,846

Summary:

BMW IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2011 5-SERIES, 5-SERIES GRAN TURISMO, MODEL YEAR 2012 6-SERIES CONVERTIBLE, 7-SERIES, X5 SAV, AND X6 SAV VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH 8- OR 12-CYLINDER, TURBOCHARGED, ENGINES BECAUSE THE CIRCUIT BOARD FOR THE ELECTRIC AUXILIARY WATER PUMP CAN OVERHEAT.

Consequence:

THIS COULD LEAD TO A SMOLDERING OF THE PUMP OR AN ENGINE COMPARTMENT OR VEHICLE FIRE.

Remedy:

BMW WILL NOTIFY OWNERS, AND DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE AUXILIARY WATER PUMP FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING APRIL 2012. OWNERS MAY CONTACT BMW CUSTOMER RELATIONS AND SERVICES AT 1-800-525-7417.

Notes:

THIS RECALL IS AN EXPANSION OF SAFETY RECALL 11V521. CUSTOMERS MAY CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY: 1-800-424-9153); OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV.

To see this recall visit: " target=_blank>http://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/recalls/results.cfm?rcl_id=12V161&searchtype=quicksearch&summary=true&refurl=email"> http://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/recalls/results.cfm?rcl_id=12V161&searchtype=quicksearch&summary=true&refurl=email

DISCLAIMER: This column is not intended to create an attorney-client relationship. The information contained in this update is general in nature. Individual situations of readers may not fit the general educational information described in the column. Readers are strongly encouraged to consult with an attorney to evaluate individual situations and provide legal advice. Any reliance on the information contained herein is taken at the reader's own risk and should not be considered legal advice.

Mr. Lynch can be reached at Cozen and O'Connor, 501 West Broadway, Suite 1610, San Diego, California 92101, 800-782-3366 (voice), 619-234-7831 (fax), palynch@cozen.com (e-mail), http://www.cozen.com. Follow us on Twitter at @firesandrain.

Please direct comments, suggestions, stories, and other items to the author by e-mail at palynch@cozen.com

Home | interFIRE VR Support | Training Calendar | Training Center | Resource Center | Message Board | Insurance Info
Sponsorship Opportunities
Web Site Designed for 800 x 600 by Stonehouse Media Incorporated® Copyright © 2014 All Rights Reserved.