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Recall Alert: 2009-10 BMW X5

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BMW is recalling 1,540 model-year 2009-10 X5 xDrive 35d crossovers due to a potential problem in the fuel system that could lead to a fire, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

The affected vehicles were manufactured between June 13 and Nov. 9, 2009, and are equipped with a diesel engine. The fuel heater, used for warming up the diesel fuel during vehicle operation at low outside temperatures, could experience an electrical-overload condition and become permanently activated, even when the ignition is off; this could lead to a dead battery or the unit could overheat, possibly resulting in a vehicle fire.

BMW will notify owners starting this month, and dealers will replace the fuel-filter heater for free. Owners can call BMW at 800-525-7417, NHTSA’s vehicle-safety hotline at 888-327-4236 or go to www.safercar.gov for more info.

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