2011-12 BMW, Mini and Rolls-Royce Vehicles: Recall Alert

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Vehicles Affected: Approximately 47,800 model-year 2011-12 BMW 550i, 550i xDrive, 750i, 750Li, 750i xDrive, 750Li xDrive, 760Li and ActiveHybrid 7 sedans; model-year 2011-12 X5 xDrive50i, X5 M, X6 xDrive 50i and X6 M SUVs; model-year 2011-12 550i Gran Turismo and 550i Gran Turismo xDrive hatchbacks; model year 2011 X6 Hybrid SUVs; model-year 2012 650i and 650i xDrive coupes; model-year 2012 650i and 650i xDrive convertibles; model-year 2011-12 Mini Cooper S and John Cooper Works convertibles; model-year 2011-12 Cooper S Countryman, Cooper S Countryman All4, Cooper S, John Cooper Works, Cooper S Clubman and John Cooper Works Clubman hatchbacks; model-year 2011-12 Cooper S and John Cooper Works roadsters; model-year 2011-12 Cooper S and John Cooper Works coupes; and model-year 2011-12 Rolls-Royce Ghost sedans

The Problem: The electric auxiliary water pump may fail and cause the circuit board to overheat, increasing the risk of fire and a crash or injury.

The Fix: Dealers will replace the electric auxiliary water pump for free. BMW said parts for the repair are not currently available

What Owners Should Do: Mini and Rolls-Royce manufacturer BMW will begin notifying owners June 11 and will send a second notification when parts become available. Owners can call BMW at 800-525-7417, Mini at 866-825-1525, Rolls-Royce at 877-877-3735

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