BMW Of North America, LLC has issued a recall for the BMW X5.
Description of Recall
BMW is recalling certain model year 2009-2010 x5 xdrive35d cars equipped with a diesel engine and manufactured from June 13, 2009, through November 9, 2009. The fuel filter heater, which is used for warming up the diesel fuel during car operation at low outside temperatures, could experience an electrical overload condition and become permanently activated.
Severity of the Defect
The fuel filter heater could remain activated even when the ignition is off and lead to a dead battery. The unit could also overheat, possibly resulting in a car fire.
BMW’s Recommended Action
BMW will notify owners, and dealers will replace the fuel filter heater, free of charge. The safety recall began on September 26, 2013. Owners may contact BMW customer relations at 1-800-525-7417.