• BMW recalling 32,000 vehicles equipped with twin turbo motors (N63, S63, and N74) over engine fire issues

      The new BMW twin turbo V8 and V12 motors are pretty sweet. Except when they catch on fire. This recall affects anyone with the N63 and S63 twin turbo V8's or the N74 twin turbo V12 which is used only in the 760 models. The reason for the recall is due to 102 engine water pump failures up to this point and 2 engine bay fires. There is an auxiliary pump used with these engines that helps cool the turbochargers and if it fails this will lead to dramatically increased temperatures. Owners will start being notified next month but why wait, call the dealer to schedule this water pump replacement immediately.

      Source: Detnews

      This article was originally published in forum thread: BMW recalling 32,000 vehicles equipped with twin turbo motors (N63, S63, and N74) over engine fire issues started by Sticky View original post
      Comments 10 Comments
      1. Yukohama's Avatar
        Yukohama -
        well that is a good reason to get your car checked... lol
      1. DBFIU's Avatar
        DBFIU -
        I didnt even know this problem existed. No one posts about it?That sounds pretty serious.
      1. black bnr32's Avatar
        black bnr32 -
        ugh, more than 1 water pump on an engine? me no like.
      1. Itsbrokeagain's Avatar
        Itsbrokeagain -
        S85s have 3 oil pumps...how bout them apples.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by DBFIU Click here to enlarge
        I didnt even know this problem existed. No one posts about it?That sounds pretty serious.
        People didn't really know about it, I didn't.
      1. UsualSuspect's Avatar
        UsualSuspect -
        Does this apply with the new M5 too?
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by UsualSuspect Click here to enlarge
        Does this apply with the new M5 too?
        It isn't for sale yet so I would say no and it will be fixed on that car.
      1. DavidV's Avatar
        DavidV -
        Funny sidenote is that this recall also concerns the owners of Rolce Royce Ghosts bought between september '09 and september '10 Click here to enlarge
        In the US alone this covers 589 cars.
        They probably are not on this forum though.

        For BMW the following models are affected:
        MY 2011 5 Serie
        MY 2010-2011 5 Serie GT
        MY 2009-2011 7 Serie
        MY 2010-2011 X5
        MY 2008-2011 X6

        Score sofar for this recall: 102 waterpumps failed, 2 cars cought fire.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by DavidV Click here to enlarge
        Funny sidenote is that this recall also concerns the owners of Rolce Royce Ghosts bought between september '09 and september '10
        How did this slip my mind... Click here to enlarge
      1. DLV-Engineering's Avatar
        DLV-Engineering -
        I work for BMW and I didn't even know about this. Yay work for me!