BMW X5, X6 driveshaft recall begins July 1, 2016

Just as a fresh reminder, the BMW X5 and X6 recalls that were first reported back on May 17th of this year are due to begin on next month. The recall for the faulty driveshaft for these models is expected to start on July 1, 2016, and so around a week and a half.

2011 BMW X5 driveshaft recall

A recap of why BMW had to issue this recall in the first place – The models having to be recalled consists of the 2011 X5 xDrive 35i, xDrive50i, X5 M, X6 xDrive35i, X6 xDrive50i, and X6 M that were manufactured from April 5, 2010 to November 17 of that same year. Also the 2011 X5 xDrive35d diesel models that were built between April 7, 2010, to November 20, 2010. And finally, there is the 2011 X6 Active Hybrid, which was built from April 15, 2010, to November 17, 2010.

The reason for the recall was due to a possible issue with the front driveshaft universal joint, as there are cases where the seal could let in water and debris, and so could become damaged and possibly fail.

In all, there are 21,493 affected units, and so owners would have already been contacted about what they need to do. Full details can be found in these safety recall reports.

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