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Recall 00V010000

BMW Recalls 2000 X5 Vehicles Due to Ill Fitting Steering Shaft

Recall Details

The lower steering shaft where it fits into the steering gear has a retainer collar that may not be fully installed. This could cause the shaft to separate from the steering gear, which could cause a loss of steering control. Dealers will inspect the collar for proper positioning and adjust it as necessary.

Affected Cars

Suspension & Steering, February 08, 2000

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date
February 08, 2000
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
190
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
00V010000
Component
STEERING:WHEEL AND HANDLE BAR
Summary
VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES. THE LOWER STEERING SHAFT COUPLING INCLUDES A PLASTIC COLLAR WHICH FITS OVER THE LOWER STEERING RACK INPUT SHAFT. THIS COLLAR IS PUSHED DOWN ONTO THE STEERING RACK AND TIGHTENED DURING ASSEMBLY. ON SOME OF THE AFFECTED VEHICLES, THE COLLAR MAY NOT HAVE BEEN PUSHED DOWN FULLY ONTO THE RACK AT THE ASSEMBLY PLANT.
Consequence
OPERATION OF THE VEHICLE, ESPECIALLY IN ROUGH ROAD CONDITIONS, CAN CAUSE THE CLEARANCE BETWEEN THE COLLAR AND THE STEERING RACK TO INCREASE TO THE POINT WHERE THE INPUT SHAFT CAN SEPARATE FROM THE RACK, RESULTING IN A LOSS OF STEERING CAPABILITY.
Remedy
DEALERS WILL INSPECT THE STEERING RACK INPUT SHAFT COLLAR FOR PROPER POSITIONING, AND REPOSITION IS NECESSARY.
Notify
BMW RECALL NO. 00VX5SC01. OWNER NOTIFICATION BEGAN FEBRUARY 8, 2000. OWNERS WHO TAKE THEIR VEHICLES TO AN AUTHORIZED DEALER ON AN AGREED UPON SERVICE DATE AND DO NOT RECEIVE THE FREE REMEDY WITHIN A REASONABLE TIME SHOULD CONTACT BMW AT 1-800-831-1117. ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S AUTO SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-DASH-2-DOT (1-888-327-4236).
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