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2012 BMW X5 RECALLS

2012 BMW X5

X5 M (E70) generation is a 5 doors suv produced by BMW from 2010 to 2013 with diesel and petrol engines with maxspeed 155 mph. Capacity is 5 passengers including driver and total weight is 6404 lbs with 1323 lbs maxload.


Model Trims

  • X5 30d (245 Hp) xDrive Automatic
  • X5 35i (306 Hp) xDrive Automatic
  • X5 40d (306 Hp) xDrive Automatic
  • X5 50i (407 Hp) xDrive Automatic
  • X5 4.4 (555 Hp) xDrive Automatic

Features & Specs

1

5
seats

2

12-27 mpg city
22-35 mpg hwy

3

AWD
drivetrain

4

245-555
horsepower

Reported Problems

11 Total Safety Recalls Found

AIR BAGS:FRONTAL:DRIVER SIDE:INFLATOR MODULE

  • Total cars affected: 59965

  • NHTSA campaign: 20V017000

  • Date of the problem: 15/01/2020

An inflator explosion may result in sharp metal fragments striking the driver or other occupants resulting in serious injury or death.

AIR BAGS:FRONTAL:PASSENGER SIDE:INFLATOR MODULE

  • Total cars affected: 83016

  • NHTSA campaign: 19V017000

  • Date of the problem: 14/01/2019

An inflator explosion may result in sharp metal fragments striking the driver or other occupants resulting in serious injury or death.

POWER TRAIN:DRIVELINE:DRIVESHAFT

  • Total cars affected: 121909

  • NHTSA campaign: 17V138000

  • Date of the problem: 02/03/2017

If the front universal joint fails, the front wheels would not be driven, affecting vehicle traction. Additionally, continued driving of the vehicle with a broken front universal joint may damage other components. Either condition may increase the risk of a crash.

ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE

  • Total cars affected: 33214

  • NHTSA campaign: 18V336000

  • Date of the problem: 23/05/2018

If the idler pulley bolt breaks, the vehicle may unexpectedly lose power-assisted steering, increasing the risk of a crash.

AIR BAGS:FRONTAL:PASSENGER SIDE:INFLATOR MODULE

  • Total cars affected: 41808

  • NHTSA campaign: 18V030000

  • Date of the problem: 09/01/2018

An inflator explosion may result in sharp metal fragments striking the driver or other occupants resulting in serious injury or death.

STEERING

  • Total cars affected: 2642

  • NHTSA campaign: 12V267000

  • Date of the problem: 13/06/2012

LEAKING POWER STEERING FLUID CAN SPRAY ONTO HOT EXHAUST PARTS, INCREASING THE RISK OF AN ENGINE COMPARTMENT FIRE.

ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE:GASOLINE:TURBO/SUPERCHARGER

  • Total cars affected: 47806

  • NHTSA campaign: 18V248000

  • Date of the problem: 18/04/2018

If the circuit board were to overheat, it can increase the risk of a fire.

AIR BAGS:FRONTAL:PASSENGER SIDE:INFLATOR MODULE

  • Total cars affected: 4007

  • NHTSA campaign: 20V016000

  • Date of the problem: 15/01/2020

An inflator explosion may result in sharp metal fragments striking the driver or other occupants resulting in serious injury or death.

AIR BAGS:FRONTAL:PASSENGER SIDE:INFLATOR MODULE

  • Total cars affected: 48951

  • NHTSA campaign: 17V020000

  • Date of the problem: 10/01/2017

An inflator rupture may result in metal fragments striking the vehicle occupants resulting in serious injury or death.

POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION

  • Total cars affected: 6

  • NHTSA campaign: 12V019000

  • Date of the problem: 23/01/2012

IF THE DRIVER BELIEVES THAT THE TRANSMISSION IS IN PARK AND DOES NOT USE THE PARKING BRAKE, THE VEHICLE COULD ROLL AWAY AFTER EXITING THE VEHICLE INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH OR INJURY.

EU rapid alert system

  • Risk level: 2

  • Rapex alert: A12/1587/16

  • Date of the problem: 09/12/2016

The control unit of the electronic power steering may have been incorrectly manufactured. This may cause a fire even when the vehicle is parked. Furthermore, steering assistance might fail while driving.

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