BMW North America is recalling their 2009-2010 X5 xDrive35d Sport Activity Vehicle (SAV), in an announcement made earlier today. For those that may not be familiar with BMW's relatively new naming strategy, the xDrive indicates that the vehicles are equipped with "xDrive", BMW-speak for all-wheel drive. The 35d indicates that the engine in the X5 is the 3.0 liter six-cylinder turbocharged diesel. The vehicles being recalled were manufactured from June 13, 2009, through November 9, 2009.
The issue that prompted the recall is the fuel filter heater, which could experience an electrical overload. This could permanently activate the heater, which is normally used to heat up the fuel while the vehicle is being operated at low temperatures. If the heater has been permanently activated, it could drain the battery, and also could overheat as well, increasing the risk of a fire.
The latest BMW recall will have registered owners visiting the dealerships, so that the fuel filter heater can be replaced at no charge. For more information, or to schedule a service appointment, owners can contact their local BMW dealership. The recall is expected to begin immediately.
Source: eNews Park Forest