Recall roundup: BMW X5 xDrive35d image

BMW has recently announced a recall for the X5 xDrive35d because of a problem which might affect the engine’s strength.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, a total of 29,800 units of the diesel BMW X5 models, in the xDrive35d version, will be affected by this recall across the United States and owners of the models will have to take a trip back to the dealers because of a problem which might affect the engine’s strength. The NHTSA says that the recall has been announced for broken idler pulley bolts.

“If the engine belt idler pulley bolt breaks, the vehicle may unexpectedly lose power-assisted steering, increasing the risk of a crash”, as the NHTSA is saying in its official press release.

The German based automaker says that the affected BMW X5 models have been produced between the 1st of September, 2008, and the 15th of November, 2012. Owners of the SUs will be notified by the company soon and the recall is expected to begin in January, 2013. Meanwhile, owners of the BMW X5 xDrive35d are advised to contact the car manufacturer at 1-800-525-7417 or the NHTSA’s hotline at 1-888-327-4236.