BMW X5 SAV Recall, Power Loss Crash Danger

Vehicle Make / Model:   Model Year(s):
     BMW X5 SAV   2009-2012
Manufacturer: BMW of North America, LLCReport Receipt Date: NOV 27, 2012
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 12V550000NHTSA Action Number: N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected: 29,800
  BMW is recalling certain model year 2009-2012 X5 xDrive 35d SAV diesel vehicles manufactured September 1, 2008, through November 15, 2012. The engine belt idler pulley bolt could loosen and break over time.
  If the engine belt idler pulley bolt breaks, the vehicle may unexpectedly lose power-assisted steering, increasing the risk of a crash.

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