January 23, 2001
2001 BMW X5 Automobiles Recalled
Detroit, MI (SafetyAlerts) - The National Highway
Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has published a recall affecting the 2001 BMW
X5 automobile. The affected models were manufactured in September 2000.
On certain 3.0i or 4.4i model sport
utility vehicles, the nut that secures the axial joint of the left steering tie rod to the
steering gear box may not have been tightened securely. This could lead to loosening of
the nut and possible steering wheel play, or misalignment, as well as noise from the
If vehicle operation continues, the tie rod could
disconnect from the steering gear box. If this were to occur, loss of steering control
1,200 automobiles are affected by this recall.
Dealers will inspect and re-torque the nut
securing the axial joint of the left steering tie rod. If the nut is found to be loose,
the right nut will also be checked and corrected if necessary, and a front wheel alignment
will be performed.
The manufacturer has reported that owner
notification began Nov. 14, 2000. Owners who do not receive the free remedy within a
reasonable time should contact BMW at 1-800-831-1117.
[NHTSA Recall No. 00V341]
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Did you know?
During 2001 there were over
1575 products recalled in the United
States for safety reasons!
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