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Recall List for the 2009 BMW X5

Official recalls have been issued for the 2009 BMW X5 by the NHTSA. The complete details of all recalls are listed below, along with what they cover and the recommended solutions.

Recalls don't cost you anything to get fixed, but most are time-limited, so if your car is affected you should call your local BMW service department immediately!

If you have questions about a recall, write down your VIN & then call BMW customer service.

  1. 2009 BMW X5 FUEL SYSTEM, DIESEL: PRE-HEATER NHTSA Campaign #13V339000

    • Date Announced: AUGUST 07, 2013
    • Vehicles Affected: 1,540

    Summary: BMW is recalling certain model year 2009-2010 X5 xDrive35d vehicles 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 vehicle operation at low outside temperatures, could experience an electrical overload condition and become permanently activated.

    Consequence: 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 vehicle fire.

    Actions: 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. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #13V339000 »

  2. 2009 BMW X5 FUEL SYSTEM, DIESEL: PRE-HEATER NHTSA Campaign #11V441000

    • Date Announced: AUGUST 19, 2011
    • Vehicles Affected: 2,120

    Summary: BMW is recalling certain model year 2009 X5 xdrive35D vehicles equipped with a diesel engine and manufactured from October 1, 2008, through June 12, 2009. The fuel filter heater, which is used for warming up the diesel fuel during vehicle operation at low outside temperatures, could experience an electrical overload condition and become permanently activated.

    Consequence: 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 leading to a vehicle fire.

    Actions: BMW will notify owners, and dealers will replace the fuel filter heater free of charge. The safety recall began on October 11, 2011. Owners may contact BMW customer relations and services at 1-800-525-7417. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #11V441000 »

  3. 2009 BMW X5 SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:FOUNDATION COMPONENTS:DISC NHTSA Campaign #09V255000

    • Date Announced: JULY 08, 2009
    • Vehicles Affected: 96

    Summary: BMW is recalling MY 2009 X5 and X6 vehicles. The rear brake discs may not have been manufactured according to specifications. As a result, a reduction in braking performance at the affected rear wheel could occur.

    Consequence: In an extreme case, the affected rear brake disc could break resulting in a loss of braking at that wheel increasing stopping distances and the risk of a crash.

    Actions: BMW will notify owners and will repair the vehicles by inspecting the rear brake discs and, if necessary, replace them free of charge. The safety recall began on September 11, 2009. Owners may contact BMW customer relations and services toll-free at 1-800-525-7417. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #09V255000 »

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