Washington, DC: As of Friday, March 10, 2017, the US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (“NHTSA”), a division of the US Department of Transportation, has posted a total of 31, tire, accessory or other related product recalls this month. Are yours listed? http://ht.ly/5G8bb
Among the 31 the NHTSA has announced this March comes news of the following:
BMW of North America, LLC, (“BMW”) is recalling certain 2011-2013 X5 xDrive35i, X5 xDrive50i, X5 M and X5 xDrive35d vehicles, 2011-2014 X6 xDrive35i, X6 xDrive50i and X6M vehicles, and 2011 x6 ActiveHybrid Vehicles. Water and debris may enter the front driveshaft’s universal joint, causing excessive wear and possibly resulting in the joint’s failure.
According to the NHTSA, if the front universal joint fails, the front wheels would not be driven, affecting vehicle traction. Additionally, continued driving of the vehicle with a broken front universal joint may damage other components. Either condition may increase the risk of a crash.
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Recalls Direct RIN: 8383-2017
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Filed under: Fire or smoke hazard, US NHTSA, Vehicles | Tagged: airbag malfunction hazard, ball joint separation hazard, BMW, crash hazard, fire hazard, fuel leak hazard, head-restraint malfunction, incorrect mirror instalation, injury hazard, loss of power steering hazard, Porsche Cars North America, Recalls Direct RIN: 8383-2017, trailer hitch failure, Vehicles, X5 xDrive vehicles |