Apil 12, 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 automobiles. The affected automobiles were manufactured between September 2000
and January 2001.
During assembly of these sport utility vehicles,
the lower end of the steering column spindle may not have been inserted completely into
the coupling. In such a case, the fastening bolt used to secure the connection may not
completely engage the spindle within the coupling. During driving, it would be possible
for the spindle to disconnect, resulting in a loss of steering capability and increasing
the risk of a crash.
13,791 automobiles are affected by this recall.
Dealers will inspect the spindle to ensure proper
insertion in the coupling, and, if necessary, the spindle will be fully inserted and the
fastening bolt replaced.
The manufacturer has reported that owner
notification was to begin during March 2001. Owners who do not receive the free remedy
within a reasonable time should contact BMW at 1-800-831-1117.
[NHTSA Recall No. 01V-030]
Regarding Auto Recalls
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auto recalls before
your dealer will know about them. If you have a vehicle
affected by one of these posted recalls be sure and
write down the NHTSA
CAMPAIGN ID Number.
If your dealer doesn't know about the recall when you
check, ask them how they are notified of recalls and
when the next update is due.
Did you know?
During 2001 there were over
1575 products recalled in the United
States for safety reasons!
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