BMW will recall 32,000 of its most powerful vehicles because of a fire hazard. The recall is for 2008-11 model years of the 5 Series, 5 Series Gran Turismo, 7 Series, X5 and X6 equipped with turbocharged 8- or 12-cylinder engines.
What is the problem with these highfalutin luxury cars? BMW says the problem is with the water pump that helps cool the turbocharger. An electronic circuit board could fail and, “in an extreme case,” lead to the “smoldering of the water pump.”
BMW says that usually the driver would get a warning on the instrument panel of the problem. But you might not want to take that theory to the bank.