2011-2014 BMW X5, X6 recalled over driveshaft failure

BMW X5, BMW X6 | March 10th, 2017 by 9
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National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and BMW announced a new recall of nearly 122,000 BMW SUVs from the 2011 to 2014 model years. The recall stems from …

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and BMW announced a new recall of nearly 122,000 BMW SUVs from the 2011 to 2014 model years. The recall stems from a problem with the the front driveshaft’s universal joint.

Water and debris may enter the front driveshaft’s universal joint, causing excessive wear and possibly resulting in the joint’s failure, which may result in the front wheels not being driven and affecting vehicle traction; continued driving of the vehicle with a broken front universal joint could damage other components. Either condition increases the risk of a crash.

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The recall affects 2011-13 BMW X5 xDrive35i, X5 xDrive50i, X5 M and X5 xDrive35d SUVs; model-year 2011-14 X6 xDrive35i, X6 xDrive50i and X6 M SUVs; and model-year 2011 X6 ActiveHybrid SUVs.

Dealers will replace the front driveshaft for free.

BMW will begin notifying owners on April 24. Owners can call the automaker at 800-525-7417, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s vehicle-safety hotline at 888-327-4236 or visit www.safercar.gov to check their vehicle identification number and learn more.

 

9 responses to “2011-2014 BMW X5, X6 recalled over driveshaft failure”

  1. jason bourne says:

    Hopefully it won’t take a freaking year to have them replaced… Many BMW owners are still waiting (over a year now!) for their airbag replacements! :(

    • Miriam says:

      This is endless. Worst car ever! BMW X5, 2011. Also waiting for airbag replacement.

    • Avrelio Markus says:

      Go and continue to waste your wallets on this garbage called bmw. Sell that crap, buy a corresponding Mercedes-Benz, and You won’t have any issues at all.

      • Pavlos Kallenos says:

        Mar 03, 2017

        Daimler AG said it will recall one million newer-model Mercedes-Benz vehicles worldwide due to the risk of fire, after 51 fires were reported.

    • Waleed Waheed says:

      Hey, drive Shaft on my BMW X5 2011 broke and damaged some other parts of the car, do u happen to know if BMW pays for that damage or do I pay for that?

  2. Naldo Machito says:

    What else could we expect from the pathetic bmw?

  3. Jane Appleseed says:

    The waterpump had to be replaced on my 2013 X5 summer 2016! It comes with only a 12 month guarantee. The airbag got changed after one year and now I’ve been hearing a clicking noise coming from under the vehicle when I turn – this driveshaft. This reduces the resale value substantially. Now it seems BMWs are clearly only meant to last until the warranty period. Cheaper parts=more profits.

  4. Al says:

    Anyone else have the recall/driveshaft replaced and the vehicle drives worst than before the replacement?

    This is ridiculous…. this is the 3rd recall I have had on my vehicle!

    Global still doesn’t have all the airbag replacements.

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