May 2019: Last year BMW recalled 47,806 select 2011 and 2012 BMW, Mini Cooper (and Rolls Royce) vehicles because of potential fire hazard. Apparently the auxiliary water pump could fail, and this in turn could cause a circuit board to overheat. Overheating can be so sever as to potentially cause a fire.
If your vehicle is on the recall list, or if you are not sure, BMW recommends parking it outdoors, until the car is fixed. In the meantime, if your vehicle is one of the listed below, and it has not been repaired, we recommend parking it outside:
Vehicles recalled: Certain 2011-2012 BMW 550i, 550i xDrive, 550i Gran Turismo, 550i Gran Turismo xDrive, 750i, 750Li, 750i xDrive, 750Li xDrive, 760Li, X5 xDrive50i, X5 M, X6 xDrive50i, X6 M, ActiveHybrid7, MINI Cooper S Convertible, John Cooper Works (JCW) Convertible, Cooper S Countryman, Cooper S Countryman ALL4, Cooper S, JCW, Cooper S Clubman, JCW Clubman, Cooper S Roadster, JCW Roadster, Cooper S Coupe, JCW Coupe vehicles. Certain 2011 BMW X6 Hybrid and 2012 BMW 650i Coupe, 650i xDrive Coupe, 650i Convertible, and 650i xDrive Convertible vehicles.
If you have received the recall notice, but have not had your vehicle repaired yet, contact German Auto Sport – you can drop off your vehicle at our shop, and we will be happy to take your vehicle to the dealer to get it repaired. You will be able to pick it up at our shop after the repairs are completed. German Auto Sport does not charge for this service, and the dealer will replace faulty auxiliary water pump free of charge as well.