Recall Alert: 2009-12 BMW X5

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BMW is recalling 29,800 model-year 2009-12 X5 xDrive35d diesel vehicles due to a problem with the engine-belt idler pulley bolt, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

In the recalled crossovers, which were manufactured between Sept. 1, 2008, and Nov. 15, 2012, the engine-belt idler pulley bolt could loosen and break. If that happens, the vehicle may unexpectedly lose power-assisted steering, increasing risk of a crash.

BMW will notify owners starting in January, and dealers will replace and tighten the idler-pulley bolt. For more info, owners may call BMW at 800-525-7417 or NHTSA’s hotline at 888-327-4236, or go to www.safercar.gov.

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By Matt Schmitz | December 6, 2012 | Comments (2)

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JR

I am wondering why Cars.com have not yet posted the recall on the Ford Escape due to a potential fire risk. I have seen it on another website and have been waiting for it on Cars.com to better inform myself but still no posting as of today....

Jennifer Geiger, Editor at Cars.com

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