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BMW X5 Recall, Vehicle Fire Danger

BMW X5 Diesel Engine Vehicles Recalled for Fire Danger
Report Receipt Date: AUG 07, 2013 
NHTSA Campaign Number: 13V339000 
Component(s): FUEL SYSTEM, DIESEL 
Potential Number of Units Affected: 1,540 
SUMMARY:
BMW is recalling certain model year 2009-2010 X5 xDrive35d vehicles equipped with a diesel engine and manufactured from June 13, 2009, through November 9, 2009. 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.
CONSEQUENCE:
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.

Be careful out there, folks, it sounds like this one could burn up even when you have it parked and shut off in your driveway.

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