March 10, 2000
2000 BMW X5s Recalled
Washington, DC (SafetyAlerts) - The National Highway
Traffic Safety Administration has published the recall of certain 2000 BMW X5 automobiles,
manufactured between October - November, 1999, because the lower steering shaft coupling
includes a plastic collar which fits over the lower steering rack input shaft. This collar
is pushed down onto the steering rack and tightened during assembly.
On some of the affected vehicles, the collar may
not have been pushed down fully onto the rack at the assembly plant. If this occurs,
operation of the vehicle, especially in rough road conditions, can cause the clearance
between the collar and the steering rack to increase to the point where the input shaft
can separate from the rack, resulting in a loss of steering capability.
Approximately 190 vehicles are affected by this
recall. Dealers will inspect the steering rack input shaft collar for proper
positioning, and reposition if necessary.
Owner notification was expected to begin during
during February 2000. Owners who do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time
should contact BMW at 1-800-831-1117.
[NHTSA Recall No. 00V010]
Notice of this product warning was sent via email
to SafeMail subscribers March 10,
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During 2001 there were over
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