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252009-2012 X5 xDrive35d recalled for problematic pulley

There is nothing to hate about the gobs of torque available in the diesel-powered BMW X5 xDrive35d, but the fact that the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has announced a recall for broken idler pulley bolts might be a bad example of the engine's strength. In addition to the recall, InsideLine is also reporting that BMW has issued stop-sale for all vehicles still in dealer inventory.

8BMW recalling 2,120 diesel X5 models

Our love for all things diesel is tempered this morning with the news of a recall affecting a certain oil-burning German SUV. BMW is recalling the 2009 X5 xDrive35d due to a problem with the vehicle's diesel fuel pre-heater, the issue being that it's not working as it should, and it could experience an electrical overload that would put it in a permanent "on" state.

24BMW builds 1,000,000th X5

The BMW X5, old and new – Click above for high-res image gallery

AddBMW officially announces new 335d and X5 XDrive35d diesels

Click for a high res gallery of the 2009 BMW 335d

7Detroit 2008: Live reveal of BMW's 335d and X5 xDrive35d

click above for more images of BMW's new diesels

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