August 30, 2001
2000-2001 BMW X5 4.4i Recalled
Detroit, MI (SafetyAlerts) - The National Highway
Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has published a recall affecting BMW
manufactured between September 1999 - February 2001.
On certain sport utility vehicles,
over an extended period of time, abrasion particles could deposit on the
electrical contacts within the transmission gear position indicator switch,
causing a disruption of the electric current through the contacts. If the
disruption occurs when the vehicle is stationary with the transmission in
the Neutral or Park positions, the transmission will switch automatically
into the emergency program, which is displayed in the instrument cluster via
a warning lamp and a message, "TRANS. FAIL-SAFE PROG." In this case, the
vehicle can be driven in lower gears only with limited engine output. If
this problem occurs, the ability to maintain speed in traffic and/or
accelerate could be greatly diminished, possibly leading to a crash.
sport utility vehicles are affected by this recall.
replace the transmission gear position indicator switch.
has reported that owner notification was to begin during July 2001. Owners
who do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact
BMW at 1-800-831-1117.
[NHTSA Recall No.
Regarding Auto Recalls
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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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