On certain vehicles, the bolts that secure the front differential, right output housing flange at the engine, and the right-hand engine support, may have been insufficiently tightened during vehicle assembly. With prolonged driving, these bolts could become loose and cause damage to the engine and transmission housings. The right output shaft could become disconnected, affecting the ability to control the vehicle, which could result in a crash. Dealers will inspect and retighten the affected drivetrain fasteners. The recall began on November 28, 2003.
BMW X5 Recalls
A brake line may be too close to the steering shaft, which may allow the brake line to contact the shaft and eventually suffer damage and corrosion. A loss of brake fluid would illuminate the warning light as well as increase stopping distance, which could lead to a crash. Dealers will inspect the distance between the brake line and steering shaft joint, and increase the distance if needed. The recall began June 23, 2003.
The front brake line where it is mounted at the front strut could become detached, allowing the brake hose to contact the tire. This contact may cause the brake hose to wear and leak, which can cause brake loss. Dealers will install an additional retainer clip to secure the brake line and make sure there has been no damage to the hoses.
The brake pedal arm may detach from its support bracket. If this occurs, braking may become impossible, which can cause an accident. Dealers will check the brake pedal arm pivot shaft for proper mounting and positioning. An additional pin will be installed to secure the shaft to the bracket.
The brake line may become chafed due to repeated contact with the oil lines that come from the oil filter housing. Chafed brake lines may lead to brake fluid leaks and a loss of hydraulic brake system pressure, which may result in an accident. Dealers will install a rubber spacer below the plastic oil filter housing carrier to prevent sagging and contact between the oil and brake lines. Corroded brake lines will be replaced.
The transmission gear position indicator switch may lose contact, which can cause the vehicle to go into a fail safe mode. Performance will be reduced, which may cause a crash. Dealers will replace the transmission gear position indicator switch.