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.
Its job is to pre-heat, so if it were forced to always-heat it could become quite unhappy and cause damage to various parts of the X5. One part being the battery, which could die out quickly. The other part being the entire vehicle, which could catch on fire. Either scenario would surely prove to be a negative experience for owner’s of the vehicle, and BMW will repair the faulty unit free of charge.
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