BMW X5 xDrive40i Recall: Tire Placard Error Alert

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BMW X5 xDrive40i Recall
BMW X5 xDrive40i Recall

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration was notified by BMW of North America that some X5 xDrive40i cars made for the 2024 and 2025 model years may have tire placards with inaccurate tire size and pressure information, which could cause a blowout at high speeds.

An employee discovered this issue on April 30, prompting an investigation at BMW Plant Spartanburg. The reviews showed incorrect tire information was used for 703 units of the BMW X5 xDrive40i.

Fortunately, BMW has not received any field reports or customer complaints related to this issue. Dealers have been instructed to replace the incorrect placard with one that has the correct tire dimensions and inflation pressure. BMW noted that these vehicles do not comply with FMVSS number 110.

BMW X5 xDrive40i Recall
BMW X5 xDrive40i Recall

Owners will be notified by letter on July 2. Meanwhile, they can check if their SUVs are affected by entering their 17-character vehicle identification number on BMW’s recall portal or the NHTSA’s website.

The affected vehicles were produced between March 29, 2023, and April 29, 2024, and have VINs starting with 5, indicating they were made in the USA. All versions of the X5 are assembled in the United States, from the inline-six sDrive40i to the V8-powered M Competition.

Both the rear-drive sDrive40i and all-wheel-drive xDrive40i have the same 0-60 mph acceleration estimate of 5.3 seconds. The B58 single-turbo six-cylinder engine produces 375 horsepower and 398 pound-feet (540 Nm) of torque from 1,850 to 5,000 rpm.

This torque and peak torque band are significant for a heavy vehicle like the X5. The base GLE, with 255 horsepower and 295 pound-feet (400 Nm) of torque from 1,800 to 4,000 rpm, doesn’t match up. Consequently, the GLE sells less, with Mercedes-Benz reporting 57,696 deliveries in the US last year.

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