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BMW X5 (2006 – 2011)

Published on 02. 09. 2021

Problem description:

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

Tags: * BMW * X5 * 
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Type of alert Serious
Make BMW
Model X5
Production period 21. 8. 2006 - 21. 8. 2011
Risk Fire
Type/number of model e1*2001/116*0420*, e1*2007/46*0421*, e1*2007/46*0412*, e1*2007/46*0454*, Types: X70, X5, X6, X-N1
Country of origin USA
Alert submitted by Germany
Products were found and measures were taken also in see the source
Measures taken by economic operators Recall of the product from end users
Published by Rapex 20210903

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.

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