2012 BMW X5 Steering Problems, Complaints and Defects, Recalls and Failures

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2012 BMW X5 Steering Problems, Complaints and Defects

 Issue ID1398208
 Internal NHTSA #11013643
 ManufacurerBMW of North America, LLC
 BrandBMW
 ModelX5
 Model Year2012
 File date31/07/17
 ComponentSTEERING
Product type codeVEHICLE
 Description of the problemOn july 31st 2017, the bolt securing idler pulley and alternator sheared. Battery charge malfunction light came on followed by loss of power steering. Looking at my service record, i see that this same bolt was subject to a recall in january 2013 when car was at 12332 miles. The car is now at 63456. Also noted on bmw owners web site that many other owners of this e70 series design have had the same repeat problem. Bmw dealer in ct performed the latest repair and offered no explanation, except that their work is guaranteed for 2 years. Original recall performed by dealer in raleigh nc where car was purchased new has advised me to post this report and call bmwna. I am waiting to hear back from them, but first discussion was not good. They claimed that they did not have a record of this as a continuing problem and would not be able to give me any assurances that it would not happen again. I note that the part number of the new bolt just installed is the same as the old bolt installed in 2013. We were very lucky not to be involved in a serious accident and without some clear assurances that bmw understand how to fix this continuing problem i am very worried about driving the car. At the time of the bolt failure we were driving at about 20mph through the center of the town of stratford ct and just managed to pull off the road into a train station parking lot.
 Vehicle Mileage at Failure63456
Number of Occurences0
Source of the issueNHTSA WEB SITE
 City and StateNEW BERN, NC
VIN pattern 5UXZW0C52CLXXXXXX
 Was vehicle invloved in a crash?N
 Was vehicle involved in a fire?N
 Was incedent reported to police?N
 Was medical attention required?N
 Was part original equipment?
No. of injured persons0
No. of fatalities0
 Date of purchase16/02/20
Was original owner?N
Anti-lock brakesN
Cruise controlN
Number of cylinders0
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Transmission type
 Vehicle speed20
 DoT tire identifier
 Tire size
 Location of tire code
 Type of tire failure code
 Was defective tire repaired?
 Date of manufacture
Type of child seat code
Type of restraint
 Dealer's name
 Dealer's telephone number
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 Dealer's ZIP code
  • What is Recall?

    A recall is when a product is removed from the market or a correction is made to the product because it is either defective or potentially harmful.
  • What is Failure?

    Failure is the state or condition of not meeting a desirable or intended objective, and may be viewed as the opposite of success. Product failure ranges from failure to sell the product to fracture of the product, in the worst cases leading to personal injury, the province of forensic engineering.
  • What is Defect?

    Non-conformance of a car component with the specified requirements, or non-fulfillment of user expectations, including the safety aspects.
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