Original Recall from the NHTSA
Manufacturer's Report Date:

November 27, 2012

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number:

12V550000

NHTSA Action Number:

N/A

Component:

ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE:DIESEL

Potential Number of Units Affected:

29,800

Summary:

BMW is recalling certain model year 2009-2012 X5 xDrive 35d SAV diesel vehicles manufactured September 1, 2008, through November 15, 2012. The engine belt idler pulley bolt could loosen and break over time.

Consequence:

If the engine belt idler pulley bolt breaks, the vehicle may unexpectedly lose power-assisted steering, increasing the risk of a crash.

Remedy:

BMW will notify owners, and dealers will replace and tighten the idler pulley bolt. The recall is expected to begin during January 2013. Owners may call BMW at 1-800-525-7417 or email BMW at CustomerRelations@bmwusa.com.

Notes:

Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY: 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

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Recall data provided by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration