2011 BMW X5

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2011 BMW X5

Available in 5 styles:  2011 BMW X5 4dr AWD Sports Activity Vehicle shown
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Asking Price Range
$29,755–$48,151

Estimated MPG

14–19 city / 20–26 hwy


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NHTSA Vehicle Safety Recalls

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X5

STEERING:HYDRAULIC POWER ASSIST SYSTEM

Recall number: 12V550000
Recall date: 11/27/2012

Problem Summary:

BMW IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2009-2012 X5 XDRIVE 35D SAV DIESEL VEHICLES MANUFACTURED SEPTEMBER 1, 2008, THROUGH NOVEMBER 15, 2012. THE ENGINE BELT IDLER PULLEY BOLT COULD LOOSEN AND BREAK OVER TIME.

Consequence:

IF THE ENGINE BELT IDLER PULLEY BOLT BREAKS, THE VEHICLE MAY UNEXPECTEDLY LOSE POWER-ASSISTED STEERING, INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH.

Corrective Action:

BMW WILL NOTIFY OWNERS, AND DEALERS WILL REPLACE AND TIGHTEN THE IDLER PULLEY BOLT. THE RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING JANUARY 2013. OWNERS MAY CALL BMW AT 1-800-525-7417 OR EMAIL BMW AT CUSTOMERRELATIONS@BMWUSA.COM.

This recall affects vehicles manufactured between 09/01/2008 and 11/15/2012.


ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE:DIESEL

Recall number: 12V550000
Recall date: 11/27/2012

Problem Summary:

BMW IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2009-2012 X5 XDRIVE 35D SAV DIESEL VEHICLES MANUFACTURED SEPTEMBER 1, 2008, THROUGH NOVEMBER 15, 2012. THE ENGINE BELT IDLER PULLEY BOLT COULD LOOSEN AND BREAK OVER TIME.

Consequence:

IF THE ENGINE BELT IDLER PULLEY BOLT BREAKS, THE VEHICLE MAY UNEXPECTEDLY LOSE POWER-ASSISTED STEERING, INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH.

Corrective Action:

BMW WILL NOTIFY OWNERS, AND DEALERS WILL REPLACE AND TIGHTEN THE IDLER PULLEY BOLT. THE RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING JANUARY 2013. OWNERS MAY CALL BMW AT 1-800-525-7417 OR EMAIL BMW AT CUSTOMERRELATIONS@BMWUSA.COM.

This recall affects vehicles manufactured between 09/01/2008 and 11/15/2012.


ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE:OTHER FUEL TYPES:TURBO-CHARGER

Recall number: 11V521000
Recall date: 10/20/2011

Problem Summary:

BMW IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2011 5-SERIES, MODEL YEAR 2010-2011 5-SERIES GRAN TURISMO, MODEL YEAR 2009-2011 7-SERIES, MODEL YEAR 2010-2011 X5 SAV, AND MODEL YEAR 2008-2011 X6 SAV VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH 8- OR 12-CYLINDER, TURBOCHARGED, ENGINES BECAUSE THE CIRCUIT BOARD FOR THE ELECTRIC AUXILIARY WATER PUMP CAN OVERHEAT.

Consequence:

THIS COULD LEAD TO A SMOLDERING OF THE PUMP OR AN ENGINE COMPARTMENT OR VEHICLE FIRE.

Corrective Action:

BMW WILL NOTIFY OWNERS, AND DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE AUXILIARY WATER PUMP FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL BEGAN ON DECEMBER 19, 2011. OWNERS MAY CONTACT BMW CUSTOMER RELATIONS AND SERVICES AT 1-800-525-7417.

The manufacturer first notified owners of this recall on 12/19/2011.


ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE:DIESEL

Recall number: 11V332000
Recall date: 06/23/2011

Problem Summary:

BMW IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2011, X5 DIESEL SPORTS ACTIVITY VEHICLES (SAV) MANUFACTURED FROM MARCH 31, 2011, THROUGH MAY 19, 2011. DUE TO A COMPONENT MANUFACTURING ERROR AT THE SUPPLIER, THE WELDS IN THE BELT TENSIONER COULD HAVE INCIPIENT CRACKS. OVER TIME, THIS COULD LEAD A MALFUNCTION OF THE BELT TENSIONER.

Consequence:

IF THE BELT TENSIONER FAILS, THERE COULD BE A SUDDEN LOSS OF POWER STEERING ASSISTANCE, IF POWER STEERING ASSIST IS LOST, MANUAL STEERING CAPABILITY IS STILL RETAINED AND COULD INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH.

Corrective Action:

DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE ENGINE BELT TENSIONER FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING AUGUST 2011. OWNERS MAY CONTACT BMW CUSTOMER RELATIONS AND SERVICES AT 1-800-525-7417, OR VIA EMAIL AT CUSTOMERRELATIONS@BMWUSA.COM.

The manufacturer first notified owners of this recall on 08/10/2011.

This recall affects vehicles manufactured between 03/31/2011 and 05/19/2011.


EQUIPMENT:OTHER:LABELS

Recall number: 10V233000
Recall date: 06/02/2010

Problem Summary:

BMW IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2011 X5 SAV AND X6 SAV PASSENGER VEHICLES MANUFACTURED FROM APRIL 1 THROUGH MAY 8, 2010. THE TIRE LABEL DOES NOT CONFORM TO THE REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 110, "TIRE SELECTION AND RIMS." THE VEHICLES ARE EQUIPPED WITH 20-INCH WHEELS, BUT THE LABEL STATES THAT THE VEHICLES WERE EQUIPPED WITH 19-INCH WHEELS AND THE STATED TIRE PRESSURE IS INCORRECT FOR THE EQUIPPED WHEELS.

Consequence:

IMPROPER TIRE INFLATION CAN RESULT IN PREMATURE TIRE FAILURE OR REDUCED VEHICLE HANDLING PERFORMANCE, EITHER OF WHICH CAN INCREASE THE RISK OF A CRASH.

Corrective Action:

BMW WILL NOTIFY OWNERS AND PROVIDE CORRECT LABELS FREE OF CHARGE. THE OWNER WILL HAVE THE OPTION TO AFFIX THE LABEL THEMSELVES OR THEY MAY TAKE THEIR VEHICLE TO A BMW DEALER WHO WILL AFFIX THE LABEL FOR THEM AT NO COST. THE MANUFACTURER HAS NOT YET PROVIDED THE AGENCY WITH A NOTIFICATION SCHEDULE. OWNERS MAY CONTACT BMW AT 1-800-525-7417.

This recall affects vehicles manufactured between 04/01/2010 and 05/08/2010.


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