December 3, 2012
Ottawa, ON. – Transport Canada has released its latest recalls, which may affect some BMW and Ford models.
Units Affected - 5,542
X5 – 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012
On certain BMW X5 xDrive35d (diesel) vehicles, the engine belt idler pulley bolt could loosen and/or break. As such, the belt may become detached, resulting in a sudden loss of steering power assist. A vehicle experiencing a loss of steering power assist would revert to a manual steering mode which would require greater driver effort, especially at low vehicle speeds. This could ultimately result in a crash causing property damage and/or personal injury. Correction: Dealers will replace the idler pulley bolt and tighten with a revised torque procedure. A thread locking compound will be applied to the replacement bolt.
Units Affected - 1,098
Fusion – 2013
On certain vehicles, the headlamp low beam projector coating may not have properly cured during the manufacturing process. Over time, this could cause the coating to become hazy, reducing the brightness of the low beam lamps. Dim headlamps may result in reduced illumination of the roadway and its users, which could result in a crash causing property damage and/or personal injury. Correction: Dealers will replace the headlamp assemblies.
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