BMW Recall: Fuel Filter Heater Causing Electrical Overload in X5 xDrive35d SAVs

Published 8 years ago — by Lisa Federico

Now Hear This! BMW Recall

Now Hear This! BMW Recall
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Late last week BMW North America issued a recall on their 2009-2010 X5 xDrive35d Sport Activity Vehicles due to a fuel filter heater issue.

Which BMW models are affected by the recall?

2009-2010 X5 xDrive35d SAVs manufactured between June 13, 2009 and November 9, 2009.

What causes the fuel filter heater issue?

Electrical overload. If this happens it could activate the heater, permanently, thus causing battery drainage, vehicle overheating and an increase in risk of fire.

Are there any known accidents attributed to the defect?

At this time, no known accidents have been reported attributing to the defect.

What do I do if my car is one of those affected?

BMW will be notifying all owners affected by the recall immediately and will replace the fuel filter heater at no charge.

If your BMW is part of this recall and you have not been notified, call your local, independent BMW repair shop to schedule an appointment to have your BMW checked and serviced for the defect.

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