according to BMW is adding nearly 134,000 SUVs to a 2016 recall to fix driveshaft joints that can fail and could cause the vehicles to stop moving.
The expanded recall covers certain X5 and X6 SUVs from the 2011 to 2014 model years in the U.S. and Canada.
BMW says some front universal joint seals were manufactured wrong and can let water and dirt into the joint.
BMW will replace the front driveshaft at no cost to owners starting on April 24.
It decided to expand the recall after getting more warranty claims.
as mentioned in The recall, expected to start April 24, covers 2011-2013 BMW X5 SUVs, 2011-14 BMW X6 SUVs and the 2011 BMW X6 Active Hybrid, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration documents read.
BMW reports that it has not been made aware of any injuries or deaths related to the issue.
BMW will add 134,000 SUVs on top of a previous recall that included 21,000, due to the risk of driveshaft joints failing which could lead to the vehicles to stop moving.
Additionally, continued driving of the vehicle with a broken front universal joint may damage other components.”
“If the front universal joint fails, the front wheels would not be driven, affecting vehicle traction.
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BMW adds 134k SUVs to driveshaft recall
× BMW adds 134k SUVs to driveshaft recallBMW is adding 134,000 SUVs to its 2016 driveshaft recall to fix driveshaft joints that can fail and cause vehicles to stop moving.
The German automaker says the recall covers certain X5 and X6 SUVs from 2011 to 2014 in the United States and Canada.
Originally BMW recalled around 21,000 vehicles in 2016 but decided to expand the recall because of an increase in warranty claims.
BMW is offering to replace the driveshafts at no costs to owners beginning on April 24, 2017.
They say some front universal join seals were manufactured wrong and can allow water and dirt into the joint.
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