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If the driver believes that the transmission is in park and does not use the parking brake, the vehicle could roll away after exiting the vehicle increasing the risk of a crash or injury.

Power Train — Automatic Transmission

Summary
BMW is recalling certain model year 2012 X5 xdrive 35I sports activity vehicles, manufactured from December 19, 2011, through December 21, 2011. Due to a manufacturing error, engagement of the transmission's parking lock may not occur even if the P position has been selected and is displayed.
Actions
BMW will notify owners, and dealers will replace the automatic transmission free of charge. The safety recall began on February 2, 2012. Owners may contact BMW customer relations and services at 1-800-525-7417.
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Date Announced
JAN 23, 2012
Vehicles Affected
6
NHTSA Campaign #
12V019000
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