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BMW Recalls 30,000 X5 Models

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On: Wed, Feb 20, 2013 at 1:51PM | By: Lou Ruggieri

BMW Recalls 30,000 X5 Models

BMW has announced it will bring back 30,265 X5 models due to a potentially defective brake vacuum pump. Eight-cylinder X5 models built between September 12, 2006 and March 18, 2010 may have a pump that could leak a "small amount" of lubricating oil into the hose, which could lead to a failure in the power brake booster. If the brake booster fails, it could lead to a crash caused by the driver not reacting properly to the failure, or simply due to the increased stopping distance the SUV must travel with no help from the booster.

BMW has said they will fix the vacuum line free of charge, and will begin contacting owners this month. Owners may call BMW at 1-800-525-7417 with questions or to set up their appointment. Read on for the full report.

Vehicle Make / Model:Model Year(s):
BMW / X52006-2011
Manufacturer:BMW of North America, LLC
Mfr's Report Date:Feb 7, 2013
NHTSA Campaign ID Number:13V045000
NHTSA Action Number:N/A
Component:Service Brakes , Service Brakes, Hydraulic


BMW is recalling certain model year 2007-2010 X5 SAV vehicles, manufactured September 12, 2006, through March 18, 2010 and equipped with an 8-cylinder engine. The brake vacuum pump may leak a small amount of lubricating oil into the hose. 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 will notify owners, and dealers will replace the brake vacuum line with one that contains a check valve, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in February 2013. Owners may call BMW at 1-800-525-7417 or email BMW at CustomerRelations@bmwusa.com.


Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

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