Vehicles Affected: Approximately 122,000 model-year 2011-13 BMW X5 xDrive35i, X5 xDrive50i, X5 M and X5 xDrive35d SUVs; model-year 2011-14 X6 xDrive35i, X6 xDrive50i and X6 M SUVs; and model-year 2011 X6 ActiveHybrid SUVs
The Problem: Water and debris may enter the front driveshaft's universal joint, causing excessive wear and possibly resulting in the joint's failure, which may result in the front wheels not being driven and affecting vehicle traction; continued driving of the vehicle with a broken front universal joint could damage other components. Either condition increases the risk of a crash.
The Fix: Dealers will replace the front driveshaft for free.
What Owners Should Do: BMW will begin notifying owners on April 24. Owners can call the automaker at 800-525-7417, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's vehicle-safety hotline at 888-327-4236 or visit www.safercar.gov to check their vehicle identification number and learn more.
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