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
Component: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE:DIESEL
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
BMW will notify owners, and dealers will replace and tighten the idler
pulley bolt. The recall is expected to begin during January 2013.