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2007-'10 BMW X5 Recalled for Brake Problem


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Just the Facts:
  • BMW is recalling 30,265 2007-'10 BMW X5s equipped with an eight-cylinder engine because the brake vacuum pump may leak.
  • The recall is expected to begin sometime this month.
  • BMW told federal safety regulators it has not received any reports of accidents or injuries related to the recall.

WASHINGTON — BMW of North America is recalling 30,265 2007-'10 BMW X5s equipped with an eight-cylinder engine because the brake vacuum pump may leak, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

"The brake vacuum pump may leak a small amount of lubricating oil into the hose," said NHTSA in its summary of the problem. "The contamination could result in a loss of power assist braking. The loss of power assist in braking could increase stopping distance and lead to a vehicle crash."

BMW told federal safety regulators it has not received any reports of accidents or injuries related to the recall.

The affected vehicles were built from September 12, 2006 through March 18, 2010.

BMW dealers will replace the brake vacuum line with one that contains a check valve, eliminating the possibility that oil will reach the brake booster. If necessary, the brake booster and brake master cylinder will also be replaced.

The recall is expected to begin sometime this month.

Owners can contact BMW at (800) 525-7417.

Edmunds says: If you own one of the aforementioned BMW X5s, you should be able to get it fixed before the end of February.

Comments

  • this is a very serious issue for which my wife almost suffered a major accident where the vehicle would not stop. if it wasn't for her good judgement to respond quickly and turn into he curb she would have suffered a major crash. i am just glad my children where not there since it would have been triple the tragedy. the one reason i would say no "serious incidents" where not reported was because customers have no clue what caused the issue and after the crash occurs how can the customer or service person tell what caused it when it is all smashed up? it would take a deep costly investigation to identify the problem for each crash. that statement should be scratched from this article as its too big of an assumption then a fact. if your buying a bmw then you don't care about mechanical details, you are buying a quality vehicle. i can only tell that based on my experience with this issue is that its a 80% crash causing problem because it relies on persons quick judgement to apply extra pressure on peddle and misdirect away from danger.

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