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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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Paris Motor Show: 2016 Jaguar XE

Oct 1 2014 5:00am CDT | Source: Driving Canada

Jaguar’s BMW 3 Series fighter may still be more than a year away from our shores, but it is taking the Paris Motor Show by storm. From it (almost) all-aluminum chassis — Jaguar claims to have invented a new alloy (RC5754) specifically for the XE in its quest for lightness and increased stiffness — to an all-new range of Ingenium engines, the XE is a huge commitment from the relatively small luxury marque to finally make inroads into the fiercely-co ...
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2015 BMW S 1000 RR looks to retain sportbike supremacy

Sep 30 2014 4:33pm CDT | Source: Autoblog

Filed under: Performance, BMW, Misc. Auto Shows, Motorcycle The BMW S 1000 RR is already a pretty potent member of the superbike ranks, but BMW is revealing a host of upgrades for this two-wheeled lightning bolt at the Intermot 2014 motorcycle show that should make it even faster. The biggest additions to the latest 1000 RR are its new cylinder head, lighter valves and different intake cam to tweak even m ...
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Autoblog Podcast #399

Sep 30 2014 4:24pm CDT | Source: Autoblog

Filed under: Podcasts, Classics, Paris Motor Show, BMW, Cadillac, Subaru Episode #398 of the Autoblog Podcast is here, and this week, Dan Roth, Brandon Turkus, and Rob Sass of Hagerty Classic Cars Magazine talk about Cadillac's move to Manhattan and new naming convention, preview the Paris Motor Show, and finish up with the 3 Guys, 3 Grand Classic Car challenge. Also included is an interview with Tom Tjaard ...
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2015 BMW S 1000 RR First Look

Sep 30 2014 4:16pm CDT | Source: Ultimate Motorcycling

2015 BMW S 1000 RR First Look BMW Motorrad has announced the debut of the 2015 S 1000 RR at the Intermot 2014 motorcycle fair. Early information from BMW indicates there will be a lot to show in terms of refinements since the model’s introduction in 2009, starting with its uprated output motor that delivers peak torque of 83 ft/lbs, an increase in engine output of six horsepower to 1 ...
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Watch This BMW M4 Nearly Slam Into A Ton Of Cars At The Nurburgring

Sep 30 2014 3:44pm CDT | Source: Jalopnik

The Green Hell possesses, bar none, the most absolutely terrifying traffic in the world. On days when it's open to the public, everyone from the greatest driver in the world to the positively worst, can show up in any car in the world. Which means there are crashes. Mix that with ...
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2015 BMW R 1200 R First Look

Sep 30 2014 1:49pm CDT | Source: Ultimate Motorcycling

2015 BMW R 1200 R First Look Preview BMW Motorrad has announced the 2015 R 1200 R boxer roadster as a motorcycle that upholds the BMW tradition of comfort, dynamism and touring capability, while putting a new slant on that blend of qualities. The flat-twin boxer engine on the new R 1200 R is the same DOHC drive unit that already powers the R 1200 GS and R 1200 GS Adventure as well as the R 1200 RT and the new R 1200 RS. The mill produces 92 kW (125 hp) at 7750 rpm an ...
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Cadillac CTS

Sep 30 2014 1:33pm CDT | Source: The Car Connection

The Cadillac CTS is a mid-size luxury sedan that competes with the BMW 5-Series, Audi A6, and the Mercedes-Benz E-Class. The redesigned CTS sedan that emerged in 2014 has grown in size, thanks to the introduction of the compact ATS. The new Cadillac CTS A new CTS was unveiled for the 2014 model year. Powered ...
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BMW M6 Convertible "Stormtrooper" by Vilner

Sep 30 2014 9:00am CDT | Source: Top Speed

We’ve always known Vilner to be an off-key tuner that specializes in dressing up interiors. Apparently, it’s also a fan of Star Wars, which may or not be surprising depending on your allegiance to the movie franchise. The Bulgarian tuner is such a fan that it decided to get an early start on Episode 7 promotions by giving the BMW M6 Convertible a Stormtrooper treatment.Before Star Wars junkies get too excited, the program is actually a one-off, build specifically for one customer ...
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Rolls-Royce to reach 4,000 units this year

Sep 30 2014 8:20am CDT | Source: Autoblog

Filed under: Car Buying, Rolls-Royce, Luxury Rolls-Royce is, by nature, an exclusive auto marque, but it has been steadily increasing its sales to the point that it could be looking at 4,000 units by the end of this year, setting a new record for the German-owned British automaker. You don't even need to go back a decade to find Rolls-Royce sales hovering around the 1,000-unit mark. But that was when Goodwood only offered the Phantom saloon. The subsequent addition of the Phantom DHC and ...
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How Can Cadillac's CT6 Flagship Be Smaller Than Ze Germans?

Sep 30 2014 6:49am CDT | Source: Jalopnik

Last time we checked, the Cadillac CT6 was aimed against the BMW 7 Series , the Audi A8 and the Mercedes S-Class. Then came Johan de Nysschen, and things got a ...
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