It seems that even premium manufacturers like BMW are sometimes plagued by faulty merchandise and are forced to issue recalls.
The most recent debacle involves the E70 BMW X5 model, and problems affect some 1.540 units.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reported that said units have a faulty fuel filter heater installed that sometimes works incorrectly and could pose a threat. More investigations revealed that said 1.540 units were built back between June 13, 2009 and November 9, 2009.
Apparently, the heater would sometimes err and forget to turn off after it’s done the job, even with no contact. A continuously running heater could be problematic, as not only it would drain on the battery, but it also raises the risk of combustion. As always in these kinds of situations, the car maker will be replacing the component on all affected vehicles free of charge. Luckily it’s a relatively low number of E70 X5s.