If you have a 2009 BMW X5 SUV X5 XDRIVE 35D with a diesel engine, pay attention to the recall issued on August 31, 2011 by BMW of North America.
Approximately 2,120 vehicles will be recalled due to the possibility of a fuel filter heater overload that could cause a fire.
The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA) states that the recalled diesel vehicles were manufactured between October 1, 2008 and June 12, 2009.
The reason for this voluntary recall is due to the vehicle’s fuel-filter heater. It is used for heating up diesel fuel in cold temperatures and it could potentially cause anelectrical overload and become permanently activated even when the car is turned off. According to the NHTSA, that could lead to “a dead battery, or possibly a vehicle fire.”
BMW dealers will replace the fuel filter heater free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in October and BMW owners will be notified by mail. contact BMW at 1-800-525-7417 with any questions.
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