June 27, 2003
BMW Has Recalled the 2003 BMW X5
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has released the
Models: BMW X5 Year: 2003
Number Potentially Involved: 357
Dates of Manufacture: March – April 2003
Defect: On certain sport utility vehicles, it is possible that the distance
between the brake line and the steering shaft joint is not sufficient. If
this occurs, the brake line could come into contact with the joint and
eventually suffer damage and corrosion. A loss of brake fluid, indicated by
a warning light in the instrument panel, could occur. This will be
accompanied by a reduction in front brake performance, increasing the risk
of a crash.
Remedy: Dealers will inspect the distance between the brake line and the
steering shaft joint and, if necessary, increase the distance. The
manufacturer has reported that owner notification was expected to begin
during early June 2003. Owners may contact BMW at 1-800-831-1117.
[NHTSA Recall No. 03V197].
Regarding Auto Recalls
Frequently SafetyAlerts will list
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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