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BMW X6 (2007 – 2011)

Published on 02. 09. 2021
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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 X6 vehicles affected by this recall were manufactured between December 2007 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

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Type of alert Serious
Make BMW
Model X6
Production period 15. 12. 2007 - 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.

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.

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