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Our Quick Take:
The circuit board for the auxiliary water pump may fail and overheat. As a result, it could smolder and/or catch fire.
What Should You Do?
BMW will notify owners of affected vehicles during February 2012. If a burning smell is noted from under the hood, or you don't receive notification and you feel you should have, please contact your dealer. It’s helpful to have your vehicle identification number (VIN) handy when you call.
The electrical circuit board in the auxiliary water pump can malfunction and overheat. The circuit board may smolder, which could result in a fire. Dealers will replace the auxiliary water pump to correct this concern.