2020 BMW X5 sDrive 40i Photo: BidFax.Info

BMW recalls X5, X7 vehicles over extra starter motor bolt

*Extra starter motor bolt could fall into the transmission housing

Emmanuel Akosile | ConsumerConnect

BMW of North America is recalling 21 model year 2020 X5 sDrive 40i, X5 xDrive 40i and X7 xDrive 40i vehicles.

The starter motor may have an extra bolt that could potentially fall into the transmission housing and cause an engine stall, posing the risk of a crash, according to ConsumerAffairs.

As regards what to do in rectifying the error, report says BMW will notify effect vehicle owners, and dealers will inspect the starter motor for the extra bolt, removing it if necessary.

Dealers will also inspect the starter for damage, and check if the bolt has fallen into the transmission housing, replacing any damaged parts as necessary. All repairs will be performed free of charge.

Recall of the 26 vehicles is expected to begin September 28, 2020, and owners may contact BMW Customer Service on (800) 525-7417.

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