BMW recalls Passenger vehicle models X5 and X6
January 4, 2019
BMW Ireland is carrying out a voluntary recall of BMW models X5 and X6 manufactured between December 2006 and April 2010.
The fault involves the idler pulley bolt that belongs to the engine on diesel vehicles. This pulley is screwed onto a bolt, which is itself securing the alternator to the engine block.
Due to a number of unfavourable contributing factors including very low ambient temperatures, tightening torque in the lower tolerance range, higher lateral forces caused by the belt drive, it is possible that the bolt’s pre-stressing force could drop in a stepwise manner to an extent that it results in the bolt becoming loosened over time. A loosening of the bolt could cause additional bending stress on top of the screw. As a result, the bolt could break.
This recall affects 1326 vehicles in Ireland.
What to do:
BMW Ireland will be writing directly to those owners involved in the recall to arrange to have their vehicles inspected and necessary works carried out.
The letter will advise you to contact your nearest BMW dealer who will arrange to do the inspection free of charge.
You can also contact BMW Ireland directly on 1890 719 421.
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