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Published on 02. 09. 2021
Friction corrosion on the connector from the wiring harness to the blower regulator may cause fluctuations in the electrical resistance, which can lead to overheating and damage to the wiring harness insulation. That can result in a short circuit, leading to a vehicle fire, even if the vehicle is parked.
The right-hand-drive BMW X5 vehicles affected by this recall were manufactured between 21 August 2006 and 21 August 2011.
BMW recall code: 0061890500
Affected models: X5, X6, Model series E70, E71.
Vehicle numbers (worldwide): 45,463
Source: Rapex Alert 35/2021 A12/01261/21
This notification is purely informative for the vehicle type you have selected. As these deficiencies often relate to specific components (engine type, bodywork, equipment), the recall may not apply to all vehicles of this type.
What the owner should do?
If you read about a recall that you think may affect your car, you should make immediate contact with a BMW dealer or workshop that’s been officially authorised to perform repairs on behalf of the manufacturer and ask for the details.
If you wish to know more about eventual problems of a specific car (e.g. real mileage, potential traffic accidents damages, odometer rollback, repairs, etc.), then we suggest going to HPI-Check.
Check the vehicle's history
UK car-owners can easily make a pre-check by visiting DVLA website and entering the car registration number; it will also reveal the car’s current MOT status.