BMW has recently announced a recall for its 2012 X5 xDrive35i model, because of the automatic transmission.
Even if the 2012 BMW X5 xDrive35i hasn’t been around for a long time, the German based automaker had to announce a recall because of its automatic transmission. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the automatic transmission in the 2012 BMW X5 xDrive35i has to be replaced, and if this problem will be ignored, the vehicle could roll away if the transmission is in park and the driver isn’t using the parking brake.
“Due to a manufacturing error, engagement of the transmission’s parking lock may occur even if the ‘P’ position has been selected and is displayed. If the driver believes that the transmission is in park and does not use the parking brake, the vehicle could roll away after exiting the vehicle, increasing the risk of a crash or injury”, as the NHTSA is saying in its summary reports.
No accidents or injuries have been related to this recall and the affected vehicles have been manufactured from December 19, 2011, through December 21, 2011. BMW dealers will replace the automatic transmission free of charge and owners of the model can contact the automaker at 1-800-525-7471.