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F85 X5 M and F86 X6 M (2016 - Current)
The BMW X5 M and X6 M are high-performance derivative of the X5 and X6. Introduced at the 2014 LA Auto Show and appearing in dealerships in 2015. Both modeles are powered by BMW's S63tu twin turbo charged V8 making 567 HP and 553 lb-ft of torque, the most power for any BMW xDrive vehicle.

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Old 03-12-2018, 08:41 PM
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2018 Brakes squeal

I cant stand it anymore and everyone says its just the way it is because of the performance breaks.

They squeak and squeal all the time. Is this normal?
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Old 03-14-2018, 03:52 PM
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Yes. You can pressure wash the wheels and brakes clean but it won't last all that long and you'll be back to the noise.

I've tried a number of things, none of which with great results...
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Old 03-19-2018, 04:42 AM
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I think it's more than the brake dust. All my previous BMWs brakes squealed when the wheels were dirty but the current generation Ms squeal all the time. I sound like an old school bus all the time, not just when wheels need cleaning.
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Old 03-20-2018, 12:02 PM
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I put in some Centric Posiquiet brake pads in for my coworker with a new X5M. He says the dust and squealing is much less and comfortably bearable. He said he's only noticed a slight squeak when very slowly creeping into his garage. About $142 for the set (front and rear). I was surprised at how long it took to get the pads to start fading while bedding them in.

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Old 04-23-2018, 08:20 AM
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I was noticing the school-bus squeal on my X6M only seems to be coming from the passenger side front wheel. Are others hearing it from all the wheels? Is it pointless to have the dealer take a look at this (I asked them to take a look at it last week while winter tires were being swapped out but they said they couldn't test/check due to rain conditions... they said need to check another time). Is it worth another trip to dealer or will they just end up indicating this is normal?
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Old 05-11-2018, 09:57 AM
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Seems like a common problem for all M cars, my x5m has the same squeal, sometimes so loud its unbearable. Taken it to the dealer twice and was told the sound is NORMAL. As the material of the brake pads are "M" Specs, this squeal will persist.

I've asked for private mechanics to have a look at it, they concluded that the brake pads are very 'thick', its meant for prolonged wear&tear, so users wont have to change their pads every so often. Well, changing your brake pads means voiding your warranty, so learn to adore and live with your bus. lol
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Old 05-30-2018, 10:51 PM
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I just picked up my 2018 X5M on Friday and noticed the brakes squeal at lower speeds right before I get to a stop. It's not terrible but consistent. I have an appointment scheduled for Friday to take it back in for the brake and also the blindspot warning indicators not working on the highway. I've check to make sure it was on in the safety settings but it's still not working.

This is my first BMW and I can from a Porsche Macan which was pretty bullet proof. I hope this is not a sign of things to come with BMW. I'm glad I haven't filled out the survey yet as I will not be giving them a perfect score if this doesn't get fixed.

I'll update you guys if I get any "breaking" news on the brakes.

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Old 06-01-2018, 01:41 PM
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Both of my 2018 M's (M4 ZCP vert and X5M) have brake squeal at low speeds. @Ibizaswife mentioned to get the brakes looked at by the dealership, but I told her this is the price to pay for M performance.
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Old 06-06-2018, 02:56 PM
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All this time I never gave it much thought and with that said it could be nothing, but after reading this post, I was out in the garage, looked and noticed that the Right Front Rotor is worn more than the Left Front Rotor. Mine is a 2015 X5M with just less than 9400 miles as of this post.

Just thought I'd mention this to see if anyone else had noticed and difference with their brake rotors. I could post some pictures as well, but I'd say the right side rotor is worn twice as much as the left side rotor is. The car drives perfect, stops strait, no pull or anything like that but in reading this post it made me wonder if there is something to those that have stated it seems the noise is coming from the right front... Thing is, I'd think you'd see more brake dust on the right front, but it's the same as the left.
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Old 06-10-2018, 08:04 AM
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I am very new to my F85. only 200 miles on it. Yes I do have the brake noise some time at low speed near full stop. I will perform bed-in process later to see will help.
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Old 06-24-2018, 11:51 PM
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All this time I never gave it much thought and with that said it could be nothing, but after reading this post, I was out in the garage, looked and noticed that the Right Front Rotor is worn more than the Left Front Rotor. Mine is a 2015 X5M with just less than 9400 miles as of this post.

Are you breaking more as you make right turns versus left turns?
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Old 03-13-2019, 07:47 AM
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Brake Squeal Resolution

I noticed this issue when I first received my 2017 X5M and it subsequently got much worse to the point where other drivers and even passengers in my X would make that face

Every time I brought the X in for service I would mention it but no resolution. Last November 2018 when I had it at the dealership I mentioned it again to my advisor and he mentioned there was a bulletin and also new (revised?) brake pads that fixed the issue. The short term fix was to make some adjustment to the brake pads, which didn't work, and then to order the revised pads. After close to 4 months the new pads were finally in and I just had the service done on Monday. The squeal is gone but I am not ready to say the problem is solved, could just be new brake pads temporarily fix the issue. I don't remember the squealy breaks for the first month I originally drove the X off the lot brand new. This was all completed under warranty. I will advise if the squeal returns.

Hope this helps someone with X5M/6M brake squeal.
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Old 06-10-2019, 06:20 AM
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They say you gotta chamfer the pads to elim3the build up which causes the squealing. Either that or do 60mph and hard brake. And again and again. Safely. Agian ,thats what they say. Mines squeal too. Was just talking about it yesterday.
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Old 06-13-2019, 05:44 AM
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I commented on squeaky squealing brakes on two visits. On second visit dealer first attempted to camfer pads, ended up replacing pads. No more noise period!


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Old 07-12-2019, 09:27 AM
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My dealer tells me warranty is not covering replacement of the brake pads due to noise. Did your dealer cover the expenses. ??
Any hints to make them to change the brakes ?\
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Old 07-12-2019, 09:30 AM
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Look in NEWTIS.info, put in last 7 of vin and look under brakes to see if your vehicle is covered. I just kept complaining and went back 2X in two weeks
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