Diesel-powered versions of the 3-Series and X5 are relatively new, but if you’re one of the few proud owners of a 2011 X5 xDrive35d, your SUV might be subject to a recall. “BMW is recalling 923 2011 X5 xDrive35d sport-activity vehicles because there could be a sudden loss of power-steering assistance,” says Inside Line.
The recall affects diesel-powered X5s built between March 31 and May 19 of this year. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports that, “Due to a component manufacturing error at the supplier, the welds in the belt tensioner could have incipient cracks.”
NHTSA states that over time, this could lead to a malfunction of the belt tensioner. If your X5 is affected, the belt tensioner will be replaced free of charge by a BMW dealer. Owners can contact BMW directly at (800) 525-7417 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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