BMW Adds Thousands Of SUVs To Recall Over Faulty Driveshaft Joints

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DETROIT (CBSMiami/AP) — Faulty joint seals have led BMW to add nearly 134,000 SUVs to a 2016 recall.

The expanded recall covers certain X5 and X6 SUVs from the 2011 to 2014 model years in the U.S. and Canada.

The company recalled about 21,000 of the vehicles last year. It decided to expand the recall after getting more warranty claims.

BMW says some front universal joint seals were manufactured wrong and can let water and dirt into the joint. This can cause the driveshaft joints to fail, which will stop the vehicle from moving.

The company says in government documents that it has no reports of crashes or injuries.

BMW will replace the front driveshaft at no cost to owners starting on April 24.

(© Copyright 2017 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved. The Associated Press contributed to this report.)

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