If the idler pulley bolt breaks, the vehicle may unexpectedly lose power-assisted steering, increasing the risk of a crash.

Engine And Engine Cooling — Engine

Date Announced
MAY 23, 2018
Vehicles Affected
33,214
NHTSA Campaign #
18V336000
Summary
BMW of North America, LLC (BMW) is recalling certain 2009-2013 X5 xDrive 35d diesel vehicles. The engine idler pulley bolt may loosen over time and break.
Actions
BMW will notify owners, and dealers will replace the idler pulley bolt with an improved part, free of charge. BMW issued owners an interim notification on July 17, 2018. A second notification will be sent when parts are available. Owners may contact BMW customer service at 1-800-525-7417.