BMW of North America, LLC Engine and Engine Cooling:engine:diesel Recall

Vehicle Make / Model:
BMW / X5 SAV
Model Year(s):
2009-2012

Manufacturer: BMW of North America, LLC

Report Receipt Date: NOV 27, 2012

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 12V550000

NHTSA Action Number: N/A

Component: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE:DIESEL

Potential Number of Units Affected: 29,800

Summary:
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.

Consequence:
If the engine belt idler pulley bolt breaks, the vehicle may unexpectedly lose power-assisted steering, increasing the risk of a crash.

Remedy:
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 CustomerRelations@bmwusa.com.

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