BMW X5 35d xDrive Recalled for Power Steering Failure
As a result, certain models between the 2009 and 2012 model years of the X5 xDrive 35d will have to be recalled to fix a problem that potentially causes loss of power steering. The problem stems from an engine belt idler pulley bolt that can loosen and break with time.
If the bolt of the pulley breaks, power steering will be lost, which BMW says could result in a crash.
The recall is quite substantial, as 29,800 units in the US are affected. Starting in January 2013, owner will be notified and and the bolt will be replaced free of charge. To find out if your car is affected call BMW at 1-800-525-7417.