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Old 12-06-2012, 06:03 AM
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Mein Auto: X5 35d, Z4 3.0i
NHTSA Just Issued Notice Today:

Report Date : December 6, 2012 at 09:02 AM
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 12V550000
Vehicle Make / Model: Model Year(s):
BMW / X5 SAV 2009-2012
Manufacturer: BMW of North America, LLC Report Receipt Date: NOV 27, 2012
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 12V550000 NHTSA Action Number: N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected: 29,800
BMW is recalling certain model year 2009-2012 X5 xDrive 35d SAV diesel vehicles manufactured September 1, 2008, through November 15, 2012. The engine belt idler pulley bolt could loosen and break over time.
If the engine belt idler pulley bolt breaks, the vehicle may unexpectedly lose power-assisted steering, increasing the risk of a crash.
BMW will notify owners, and dealers will replace and tighten the idler pulley bolt. The recall is expected to begin during January 2013. Owners may call BMW at 1-800-525-7417 or email BMW at
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY: 1-800-424-9153), or go to
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