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BMW Issues Recall on Certain Diesel-Powered X5 SUVs

BMW Issues Recall on Certain Diesel-Powered X5 SUVs

Dec 7 2012, 8:20am CST | by

Diesel X5 SUVs have a potential steering problem

BMW has announced a recall on certain 2009 through 2012 BMW X5 diesel SUVs. The recall is due to a possible defect in the steering of the vehicle. The problem is a bolt that holds the idler pulley...

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BMW Issues Recall on Certain Diesel-Powered X5 SUVs

Dec 7 2012, 8:20am CST | by

Diesel X5 SUVs have a potential steering problem

BMW has announced a recall on certain 2009 through 2012 BMW X5 diesel SUVs. The recall is due to a possible defect in the steering of the vehicle. The problem is a bolt that holds the idler pulley inside the engine compartment can loosen and break.

If that bolt breaks, the vehicle could lose power steering during operation. When power steering is lost, drivers can still control the vehicle, but the effort required to steer is greatly increased. The NHTSA believes that the number of affected vehicles in the US is around 29,800.

An additional 5500 vehicles in Canada are also affected by the recall. Vehicles covered in recall were constructed between September 1, 2008 and November 15, 2012. The recall only covers diesel-powered versions of the X5.

 
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BMW 2-Series Active Tourer gains three new engines & all-wheel drive

Sep 16 2014 3:20pm CDT | Source: World Car Fans

BMW has announced plans to offer three new engines and an all-wheel drive system on the 2-Se ...
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Peugeot 308 GT

Sep 16 2014 2:00pm CDT | Source: Top Speed

Peugeot launched the 308 in 2007 as the successor to the 307. The company’s new competitor to the Volkswagen Golf and Ford Focus was based on the same chassis as the 307 but received a redesigned body and a revamped interior. The 308 included a host of gasoline and diesel engines at launch, and it carried over unchanged until a facelift in 2011. A brand-new 308 was unveiled in late 2013, sporting Peugeot’s new design language showcased on the 5 ...
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Audi Prepares to Expand TT Lineup with Crossover Variant

Sep 16 2014 1:38pm CDT | Source: Car and Driver

For Audi, having two shapely TTs is apparently not enough. In addition to the 2016 TT coupe (which we just drove and found quite impressive) and the forthcoming roadster variant expected to debut at next month’s Paris auto show, a third TT is under development. And it’s likely to be a crossover. What the what? According to a report in Automotive News, Ulrich Hackenberg, Audi’s board member in charge of R&D, said that the brand is d ...
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Video: 2015 Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG Laps Nurburgring

Sep 16 2014 1:00pm CDT | Source: Top Speed

Mercedes has been caught testing its latest version of the C63 AMG at the famed Nürburgring. The short spy video depicts the V-8 brawler ripping around the track with Jaguars and BMWs all around. No doubt Mercedes is sizing up the competition. The performance sedan will be all-new for 2015, just as its less-powerful C-Class stablemates. With plenty of design cues coming from the ritzy S-Class, the C is quite the looker.Aesthetics aside, the C63 AMG makes itself ...
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BMW 2 Series Convertible M Sport Package

Sep 16 2014 11:00am CDT | Source: Top Speed

It took BMW about a year to release the 2 Series Convertible to sit alongside the Coupe version, but now that the drop-top is here on official terms, Munich is rolling out all the goodies that come with each new model. This time around, the Germans started with the M Sport Package, a bundle that adds a touch of aggressiveness to the stylish cabriolet. It’s for those looking to get more than just a p ...
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2015 Mercedes-Benz S550 Plug-in Hybrid: First Look (15 Photos)

Sep 16 2014 10:50am CDT | Source: Cars.com

Competes with: Audi A8 TDI, BMW 7 Series ActiveHybrid, Lexus LS 600h Looks like: An S-Class with enough rear signage for Mercedes' lettering supplier to hire an extra shift Drivetrain: 436-hp (combined), turbocharged 3.0-liter V-6 and electric motor with seven-speed automatic transmission; rear-wheel drive Hits dealerships: Spring 2015, California only Witness the reprisal of Mercedes-Benz's S-Class hybrid, th ...
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Ford Fiesta Recall, 2015 BMW 3-Series, 2015 Bentley Mulsanne Speed: What’s New @ The Car Connection

Sep 16 2014 9:30am CDT | Source: The Car Connection

From The Car Connection: 2015 BMW 3-Series Review The lineup of 2015 BMW 3-Series models is looking quite different than it did just a couple of years ago. Yes, coupes and convertibles have flown the coop (they're now called the 4-Series); but with the introduction of new Gran Turismo (3GT) hatchback models to the lineup ...
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BMW 2-Series Coupe receives new diesel engine

Sep 16 2014 6:40am CDT | Source: World Car Fans

BMW has introduced a new diesel engine for its 2-Series Coupe m ...
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