BMW Recall: 2009-10 BMW X5 XDrive35d Vehicles Called Back Over Fire, Battery Issue

Aug 19, 2013 11:51 AM EDT | Matt Mercuro

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A 2010 BMW X5 xDrive35d.

BMW is recalling approximately 1,540 X5 xDrive35d vehicles over potential loss of battery power and the high chance of a vehicle fire.

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The automaker has not received any reports of an accident or injury sustained due to the issue according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

"The fuel filter heater, which is used for warming up the diesel fuel during vehicle operation at low outside temperatures, could experience an electrical overload condition and become permanently activated," said NHTSA in its statement regarding the recall."

"The fuel filter heater could remain activated even when the ignition is off and lead to a dead battery. The unit could also overheat, possibly resulting in a vehicle fire," the NHTSA added.

The diesel engine vehicles were produced from Jun. 2009 through Nov. 2009 according to BMW.

The recall is expected to officially begin before the end of August.

BMW dealers are being notified of the issue and have been told to replace the fuel filter heater.The automaker does not recommend driving the vehicle for an extended period of time before bringing it in to have it looked at.

Owners with more questions can contact BMW at 1-800-525-7417.

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