US recall round-up: BMW X5 xDrive35d image

In an auto market with a significant sales increase even with the economic crisis making its presence felt every day, BMW has just announced that it’s recalling 2.120 units of the X5 xDrive35d SUV because of a problem on the fuel-filter heater.

According to a report from the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration, the fuel-filter could overload and cause a fire, so the owners of the SUV will have to take a trip back to the dealership in order to fix this issue.

The BMW X5 xDrive35d’s fuel-filter heater which is used to heat up the diesel in cold temperatures could electrically overload and become activated when the engine is turned off, causing one out of two things, the battery dying or a fire.

Models involved in the recall include the 2009 model year made between October 1 2008 and June 12 2009. The NHTSA says that no accidents, injuries or deaths have been reported because of the fuel-filter heater problem.

BMW didn’t announce when owners of the X5 xDrive35d model year 2009 will have to take a trip back to the dealership but one thing is for sure, the fuel-filter heater will be replaced for free.