2013 BMW X5 Power Train Driveline Driveshaft Recall

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2013 BMW X5 Power Train Driveline Driveshaft Recall

 NHTSA Recall #122851
NHTSA Compaign #17V138000
MFG Compaign #
 ManufacturerBMW of North America, LLC
 Model Year2013
 Date of notification18/04/17
 Begin date of manufacuring22/11/10
 End date of manufacturing22/04/13
Type of recallV
Recall initiatorMFR
 Report received02/03/17
 Report created06/03/17
Regulation part number
FMV safety standard number
Estimated number of affected units121909
 Defect summaryBmw of north america, llc, (bmw) is recalling certain 2011-2013 x5 xdrive35i, x5 xdrive50i, x5 m and x5 xdrive35d vehicles, 2011-2014 x6 xdrive35i, x6 xdrive50i and x6m vehicles, and 2011 x6 activehybrid vehicles. Water and debris may enter the front driveshaft's universal joint, causing excessive wear and possibly resulting in the joint's failure.
 Consequence summaryIf the front universal joint fails, the front wheels would not be driven, affecting vehicle traction. Additionally, continued driving of the vehicle with a broken front universal joint may damage other components. Either condition may increase the risk of a crash.
 Corrective actionBmw will notify owners, and dealers will replace the front driveshaft, free of charge. The recall began on april 18, 2017. Owners may contact bmw customer service at 1-800-525-7417.
 Recall notesOwners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153).

  • 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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