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June 27, 2003

BMW Has Recalled the 2003 BMW X5

(SafetyAlerts) - The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has released the following information.

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].

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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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