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2011-2014 BMW X5, X6 Drivetrain Issue

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CARS.COM — Vehicles affected by service bulletin:

  • 2011 BMW X5 xDrive35i
  • 2011 BMW X5 xDrive50i
  • 2011 BMW X5 M
  • 2011 BMW X5 xDrive35d
  • 2012 BMW X5 xDrive35i
  • 2012 BMW X5 xDrive50i
  • 2012 BMW X5 M
  • 2012 BMW X5 xDrive35d
  • 2013 BMW X5 xDrive35i
  • 2013 BMW X5 xDrive50i
  • 2013 BMW X5 M
  • 2013 BMW X5 xDrive35d
  • 2011 BMW X6 xDrive35i
  • 2011 BMW X6 xDrive50i
  • 2011 BMW X6 M
  • 2012 BMW X6 xDrive35i
  • 2012 BMW X6 xDrive50i
  • 2012 BMW X6 M
  • 2013 BMW X6 xDrive35i
  • 2013 BMW X6 xDrive50i
  • 2013 BMW X6 M
  • 2014 BMW X6 xDrive35i
  • 2014 BMW X6 xDrive50i
  • 2014 BMW X6 M
  • 2011 BMW X6 xDrive50i Hybrid

The problem: The front driveshafts on some of these vehicles have been found to have workmanship and material-related defects.

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Corrective action: Dealers will replace the front driveshaft.

Warranty info: BMW is extending the warranty on the front driveshaft to 10 years or 120,000 miles, whichever comes first.

What owners should do: Call your local dealer with your vehicle’s identification number to determine if it’s involved in this service bulletin. You can also call BMW at 800-831-1117 or NHTSA at 888-327-4236. Reference TSB No. 011515.

Need to find a dealer for service? Go to Cars.com Service & Repair to find a local dealer.

Editor’s note: This is only one of dozens of service bulletins issued each month by automakers. Please check your automaker’s website to see if your vehicle has any service bulletins pending.

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