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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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2015 Audi R8 LMX V-10 First Drive: Turning Night Into Day With Lasers, Quickly!

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The race to get laser headlights to market was sprinkled with drama, and the question of whether Audi or BMW won is probably not entirely settled. We have written about it before—BMW has already staged a handover ceremony for the first eight vehicles, but the Audi R8 LMX is the first laser-light car we were actually allowed to drive. More powerful than the R8 Plus ...
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Jaguar XE promises to net 'over 75 mpg,' just not for us [w/video]

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Filed under: Sedan, Technology, Videos, Jaguar, Luxury With around a month away from its world debut on September 8, Jaguar continues to issue a constant drip of updates about its upcoming XE compact luxury sedan that's aiming to take on the BMW 3 Series and Audi A4. Where the company's last bit of info focused on the car's suspension setup, this time Jag's putting the spotlight on the new model's modular platform and making some big promises about it, t ...
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