2007-2010 X5s recalled for brake failure

by Bimmerfest.com Member - Sean on February 16, 2013, 1:30 am
According to National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, BMW is recalling 30,265 X5 models for issues with the brake vacuum lines that could cause the power assist to fail.

In a filing with NHTSA, BMW says that the models affected are from 2007-2010 production and equipped with the V8 engine. A check valve in the brake vacuum pump connected to the engine - a one-way valve that releases pressure and is supposed to keep an airtight seal - can leak small amounts of lubricating oil into the vacuum hose that connects to the brake booster, which is responsible for providing power assist. The booster may then become contaminated with oil and the power-assist system could fail, although the brakes would still be operable, BMW said.

BMW said that the X5's hose was routed upward, as opposed to horizontally, which should have eliminated the problem.

Back in 2010 BMW issued a similar recall for 5, 6 and 7 Series models.

BMW dealers will replace the brake vacuum hose and the brake booster and master cylinder if needed. The recall should begin by the end of February, and owners can contact BMW at 1-800-525-7417 or by email at CustomerRelations@bmwusa.com

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6 responses to 2007-2010 X5s recalled for brake failure

PAX5 commented:
February 16, 2013, 8:11 am


Do you have the NHTSA document number?

There is no mention of this on the www.bmwusa.com website.

1fastm3 commented:
February 16, 2013, 10:41 am

And here's how many in Canada that are affected:

Sean commented:
February 16, 2013, 12:51 pm

Originally Posted by PAX5 View Post

Do you have the NHTSA document number?

There is no mention of this on the www.bmwusa.com website.


Sorry, I do not.

Article from USA Today: http://www.usatoday.com/story/driveo...ecall/1923457/
RockChips commented:
February 16, 2013, 12:55 pm

Why only the V8?

I'm concerned about this.
BKS8 commented:
February 23, 2013, 12:31 am

X5ist commented:
August 14, 2013, 9:00 pm

I am going to bring my x5 4.8 in after I purchase it this week to get this fix...called the dealer and they told me that's the only recall for my X