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Old 12-17-2007, 10:46 PM
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Originally Posted by beemer540ia View Post
I have a 540 year 2000 which caught fire the other night coming home. BMW says it was a faulty electronic thermostat that started it. So far I am up to $4000.00 in damages under the hood. Who knows what damage is under the dash since the inside of the car filled with smoke!

BMW claims they dont have any recalls or faulty parts (Then why did my car catch on fire!).
And to make matters worse the insurance company will not pay for any damage because "A FLAME WAS NOT VISIBLE". What a bunch of crap this is.

Anyone with any knowledge please give me a shout at beemer540ia AT yahoo...

Thank you,
That is correct that there has not been any issue with the 2000 MY BMW 5 series.

In 2001 BMW's parts supplier Bosch had some issues with its product and a certain 2001 model 5er was recalled. But this recall has absolutely nothing to do w/ 2000/1998 models.
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