BMW Of North America, LLC has issued a recall for the BMW X5.
Description of Recall
Certain aftermarket BMW bike carriers, p/n 82110393954, sold for use on my 2005 BMW x3 and x5 cars. A pinch bolt exists between the bike arm bracket and the upright assembly of the hitch style bicycle rack.
Severity of the Defect
When moving the bike arm bracket to its down position, this pinch point has the potential of causing a severe injury to the user’s finger or hand.
BMW’s Recommended Action
BMW will notify owners and provide a repair kit along with repair instructions free of charge. The recall began on September 13, 2007. Owners can contact BMW customer relations and services toll-free at 800-831-1117.