BMW this afternoon announced a recall for certain 2012 X5 xDrive 35i utility vehicles for a potentially faulty transmission. The affected vehicles were manufactured between December 19, 2011, and December 21, 2011.
Because of a manufacturing error, some transmissions will not properly engage when shifted into park, even if the lever is in P, and the display reads P. For those who park uphill, or do not use a parking brake, it’s possible for affected vehicles to roll away, increasing the risk of accident or injury.
BMW will notify owners and dealers will fix the problem, free of charge. BMW Customer Relations can be reached at (800) 525-7417, or contact the NHTSA at (888) 327-4236 or www.safercar.gov, and reference NHTSA campaign ID number 12V019000.