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Recall 18V336000

Engine Idler Pulley Bolt Loosens And Breaks

Recall Details

For Diesel powered vehicles, the idler pulley bolt may break, resulting in a loss of power steering assist. Dealers will repair the vehicle as needed (the repair procedure is not available as of the time of this writing) free of charge to resolve the concern.

Our Quick Take

For Diesel powered vehicles, the bolt for the engine idler pulley may loosen over time and break, resulting in the drive belt losing tension and causing a loss of power assisted steering. This increases risk of a crash.

What Should You Do?

Recall repairs on your BMW must be performed by a BMW dealership. BMW will notify known owners of affected vehicles beginning in July, 2018. If you do not receive a notification, but wish to check to see if your vehicle is included, please contact one of your local BMW dealerships. They will also check for any other incomplete recalls on your vehicle. For best results, be prepared to provide your Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) to the service department consultant you speak with.

Engine, May 23, 2018

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date
May 23, 2018
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
33,214
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
18V336000
Component
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING
Summary
BMW of North America, LLC (BMW) is recalling certain 2009-2013 X5 xDrive 35d diesel vehicles. The engine idler pulley bolt may loosen over time and break.
Consequence
If the idler pulley bolt breaks, the vehicle may unexpectedly lose power-assisted steering, increasing the risk of a crash.
Remedy
The remedy for this recall is still under development. The recall is expected to begin July 13, 2018. Owners may contact BMW customer service at 1-800-525-7417.
Notify
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
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