2009-'10 BMW X5 XDrive35d Recalled for Fire Risk


  • 2010 BMW X5 xDrive35d Picture

    2010 BMW X5 xDrive35d Picture

    BMW is recalling 1,540 2009-'10 BMW X5 xDrive35d vehicles for potential loss of battery power and the risk of a vehicle fire. | August 19, 2013

Just the Facts:
  • BMW is recalling 1,540 2009-'10 BMW X5 xDrive35d vehicles for potential loss of battery power and the risk of a vehicle fire.
  • BMW said it has not received any reports of any accidents or injuries related to the recall.
  • The recall is expected to begin sometime this month.

WASHINGTON — BMW is recalling 1,540 2009-'10 BMW X5 xDrive35d vehicles for potential loss of battery power and the risk of a vehicle fire, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

The vehicles are equipped with a diesel engine.

"The fuel filter heater, which is used for warming up the diesel fuel during vehicle operation at low outside temperatures, could experience an electrical overload condition and become permanently activated," said NHTSA in its summary of the problem. "The fuel filter heater could remain activated even when the ignition is off and lead to a dead battery. The unit could also overheat, possibly resulting in a vehicle fire."

BMW said it has not received any reports of any accidents or injuries related to the recall.

The affected vehicles were built from June 13, 2009 - November 9, 2009.

BMW dealers will replace the fuel filter heater. The recall is expected to begin sometime this month. Owners can contact BMW at 1-800-525-7417.

Edmunds says: If you own the aforementioned BMW X5, it's best to make arrangements to take it into your dealership this month for the repair.

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