BMW of North America is recalling 21 model year 2021 X5 sDrive40i, X5 xDrive40i, X5M, X5 xDrive45e, X6 sDrive40i, X6 xDrive40i, X7 xDrive40i and X7 M50i vehicles.
The steering column shaft's universal joint connection may not have been tightened to specifications, and can become loose.
A loose steering column shaft universal joint connection can affect vehicle handling and control, increasing the risk of a crash.
What to do
BMW will notify owners, and dealers will inspect and -- depending upon the inspection -- either the bolt will be replaced and tightened to specifications, or the steering column shaft, universal joint, and bolt will be replaced and tightened to specifications free of charge.
The recall is expected to begin March 23, 2021.
Owners may contact BMW customer service at (800) 525-7417.