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Old 11-16-2012, 04:31 PM
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X5M Explodes spontaneously!

Was wondering if anybody on this board has seen this article on TMZ today. Crazy. Read the story!

http://www.tmz.com/2012/11/16/ufc-ra...xplosion-fire/

"Sam says, "I can best describe the event as a very loud bang while going about 10 miles an hour -- there was a speed bump that I slowed down for -- followed by an immediate giant engine malfunction light and flames coming out from the front and under the car."

And if that wasn't scary enough, Sam says his young daughter was in the passenger seat -- and the passenger door wouldn't open. So Sam had to grab his daughter and pull her out the driver's side, burning himself in the process.

Seconds later, Sam says the car exploded and was immediately engulfed in flames. Spira adds, "Had we been traveling on the freeway, we would probably all be dead."

Firefighters arrived to the scene moments later to extinguish the blaze."

HOLY Crap!
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Old 11-16-2012, 05:02 PM
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Edit X6M not a X5M :P

But yikes!

He probably modded it...
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Old 11-16-2012, 07:14 PM
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Hyperbole much?

"Giant" engine malfuction light?

Iim real curious as to what could cause this....if I were BMW I'd most definitely want to look at the memory in the DME.
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Old 11-17-2012, 09:02 AM
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In the comment section following the story in the link was a brief article mentioning that BMW had recalled 32K high horsepower models for fire hazard. Apparently a turbo cooling pump could fail and cause a fire in the engine compartment. The recall was about 13 months ago on 31 Oct 2011. Both the X5M and X6M were listed for recall.
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Old 11-17-2012, 10:18 AM
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In the comment section following the story in the link was a brief article mentioning that BMW had recalled 32K high horsepower models for fire hazard. Apparently a turbo cooling pump could fail and cause a fire in the engine compartment. The recall was about 13 months ago on 31 Oct 2011. Both the X5M and X6M were listed for recall.
Interesting. Wonder if this guy blew off the recall notices?

Although I do read that he just had it into the dealer and they did some work on it...they cannot release the car if there is an active recall notice. This is one of those cases where the owner is stuck between the people that did the wrenching and the car mfg..both saying 'it isnt our fault'....
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