According to a report from the Detroit Free Press, BMW is now recalling 1540 examples of X5 xDrive35d crossovers produced during 2009 between June and November. The BMW X5 models which are Sporty utility vehicles also called by the name four by four are experiencing some defects. These cars manufactured have started to exhibit problems in the fuel filter heater and many reports have been registered to the company. Taking this into consideration the company has decided to call back the cars and rectify the problem.
The BMW X5 models come with both automatic and manual transmissions and use 4WD drive type. According to the reports by the NHTS (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration) the fuel filter heater of the BMW X5 models warms up the diesel fuel at low atmospheric temperature and this can trigger the electrical overload condition and cause permanent activation of it. This can have a negative effect on the battery and battery can go dead and there also chances of overheating and fire.
The problem is mainly found in the 2009-2010 X5 xDrive35d cars which are equipped with a diesel engine. The consequence of this condition can be severe if not rectified and there is a possibility of fire in the vehicle. The repair service will be provided through the authorized dealers. It will be better for a person who owns this model to have service at the nearest automotive service center and diagnose if the problem exists and rectify it.
BMW has announced that it would inform the dealers and owners about this problem and replace the fuel filter free of cost. The safety recall is confirmed to begin on August 2013. To get the information about the safety recall one can contact with the BMW customer service or to the National Highway Traffic Administration Vehicle Safety.