BMW of North America Inc. is recalling more than 22,000 of its 2001 vehicles because of a faulty radiator cooling fan switch that may cause fires.
The affected vehicles are 3-series cars with manual transmissions, 7-series cars, Z8s and X5 sport-utilities.
The entire fan assembly will be replaced, company spokesman Dave Buchko said.
Some owners have reported vehicle fires, but none has claimed an injury, he said.
AutoWeek, a sister publication to Automotive News, first reported the incidents.
Elsewhere, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration made public its latest list of safety recalls by vehicle manufacturers. They included the following:
1997-2001 FORD E-150, E-250, E-350
Problem: In heavy-duty use, 35-gallon mid-ship fuel tank cracks on frame cross member.
Fix: Install insulator pads on all vehicles; replace cracked tanks.
1999 CHRYSLER CONCORDE, LHS, TOWN & COUNTRY; DODGE DAKOTA, DURANGO, RAM, INTREPID, CARAVAN; JEEP GRAND CHEROKEE
Problem: Front seat belt retractors malfunction.
Fix: Replace retractors.
1999-2001 SUZUKI GRAND VITARA
Problem: At extremely low temperatures, ice forms on fuel pressure regulator, forcing gasoline to spill at fuel pipe-fuel hose connection.
Fix: Replace intake manifold vacuum union and fuel pressure regulator.
1999-2000 FORD MUSTANG COBRA; 2000 FORD MUSTANG COBRA R
Problem: Rear suspension knuckle casting breaks.
Fix: Replace rear knuckles.
2001 CHEVROLET TRACKER, FOUR-DOOR ONLY
Problem: Seat belts for two-door model were installed in front.
Fix: Replace front seat belts.
2001 CHEVROLET SILVERADO, GMC SIERRA, TWO-WHEEL-DRIVE ONLY
Problem: Wrong tire labels provide incorrect inflation information.
Fix: Send owners new labels.
2000-2001 ROLLS-ROYCE CORNICHE; BENTLEY CONTINENTAL T, CONTINENTAL R, CONTINENTAL SC AND AZURE
Problem: Fuel vapor collects in the body cavity near driver's rocker panel, may explode from use of electric window switch.
Fix: Install venting system.