I have another vehicle recall to report to you, this time concerning a luxury automobile that poses a safety threat.
BMW has announced a recall of their X5 and X6 vehicles. The latter is of the model year 2013, while the X5 vehicles being recalled are those with a diesel engine and model years 2012 or 2013. 2,642 vehicles in total could suffer from the defect which led to the recall.
A machining error could have occurred in the preparation of the steering gear surface, potentially allowing power steering fluid to leak from the vehicle. This leaking fluid is capable of spraying onto exhaust parts. Because these exhaust parts experience high temperatures during vehicle operation, the spraying fluid increases the risk of an engine fire taking place. This fire would obviously pose a hazard to drivers and passengers alike.
BMW will let owners know about these issues. This notification should go out at some point next month. Once consumers do receive the notification from the company, they can bring their X5 or X6 into a Beemer dealer. These dealers will inspect the vehicles to confirm the defect, and put in a non-compromised steering gear without cost to the consumer.
Anyone with questions or concerns is being advised to get in touch with BMW directly.