Runaway Bimmers: 2012 BMW X5 Recalled for Rollaway Concerns

A handful of 2012 BMW X5s are being recalled because there’s a chance that the SUV could roll away despite having it in the parking gear.

The Problem: An error in the transmission may not allow engagement of the parking lock even if the vehicle is put into the parking gear and the “P” is displayed on the gauge. Certain SUVs could roll away if the parking brake is not applied.

The Fix: BMW will start notifying affected owners this month, and will replace the automatic transmission for free. Concerned owners can also contact BMW at 1-800-525-7417.

Number of Vehicles Potentially Affected: Only six X5 xDrive 35i SUVs manufactured from December 19, 2011 to December 21, 2011 are at the center of this recall, and no reported  deaths or injuries have been linked to the recall.

Source: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration


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