Win with TomTom!

Be a part of our 2014 Tyre fitment survey and stand a chance to a win a TomTom Runner GPS watch. Enter now!

Win with Mitsubishi Mirage!

To coincide with the launch of its Mirage hatchback, Mitsubishi is giving away two Mirages with insurance for a year!

BMW recalls 5000 X5's in SA

2012-12-07 10:56
 
DETROIT, Michigan - BMW South Africa is recalling about 5000 X5's as part of a huge world-wide correction for a bolt that could fail and affect the power-assisted steering.

"I can confirm that BMW South Africa is affected by the technical campaign," a BMW spokesman said. "This affects BMW X5 xDrive35d vehicles produced between June 2006 and November 2012 as well as BMW X6 xDrive35d vehicles produced between July 2007 and March 2010.

"About 240 000 vehicles are affected worldwide and 5034 in South Africa."

The recall is for a bolt which could break and cause the loss of power-assisted steering which may increase the risk of a crash but there have been no incidents or injuries involving the problem in North America, Canada or South Africa.

BREAKING BOLTS

The US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said a bolt holding a belt pulley could loosen and break. "If that happens the car can lose power-assisted steering, making it difficult to steer."

Customers in SA are being contacted to have the bolt for the deflection pulley replaced by a more robust version and locking agent.

The trouble was discovered in 2011 in Canada. Dealers will replace the bolt and tighten it to the proper specification. They'll also add a coating to keeps the bolts from coming loose.

NEXT ON WHEELS24X

Win with TomTom!

2014-08-28 08:36
Read more on:    us  |  canada  |  south africa  |  bolt  |  bmw

Read Wheels24’s Comments Policy

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
4 comments
Add your comment
Comment 0 characters remaining

Inside Wheels24

COMPETITION

Win with TomTom!

Be a part of our 2014 Tyre fitment survey and stand a chance to a win a TomTom Runner GPS watch. Enter now!

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.