Bmw recalling 30,000 of its 2007-10 X5 SUVs for faulty brakes

Article by Christian A., on February 17, 2013

Due to the risk of losing power brake assist, BMW has issued the recall of around 30,000 of its 2007-10 X5 sport utility vehicles with V-8 engines, according to a report submitted to the safety agency National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. This same problem had cropped up in 2010 in a recall that covered 200,000 BMW vehicles.

In the recent filing to the NHTSA, BMW said that the brake booster may fail. The brakes may continue to function even then but power assist could be gone. BMW determined that the problem stems from a check valve of the brake vacuum pump that leaks a small quantity of lubricating oil into the vacuum hose. If this oil enters the brake booster, it may fail.

This is the exact same defect that led to the 2010 recall. But then, BMW explained that at the time, the X5s were not included in the recall since the brake line on the X5 “has an upward routing in comparison to the horizontal routing” on the units included in the 2010 recall. BMW said that no recall was required since it believed that upward routing was less vulnerable to the problem.

BMW figured that that there should now be a recall since the number of warranty claims on the X5s has climbed. One year ago, BMW agreed to settle a fine of $3 million over the agency’s conclusion that its review of 16 recalls had found that BMW had not been prompt all the time in carrying out recalls.

The fine was paid but it didn’t make any admission of wrongdoing. Separately, Chrysler is issuing a recall of 3,660 units of the 2003-04 Dodge Vipers due to the risk that air bags may deploy unintentionally.

Topics: bmw, bmw x5, recall

If you liked the article, share on:

Comments

Recommended

While Tesla Motors continues to struggle with regards to the assembly of its much awaited Tesla Model 3, investment firm Oppenheimer & Co. is confident that its previous production estimates...
by - October 22, 2017
It seems that BMW’s high-performance division -- BMW M – still has not warmed up to front-wheel drive vehicles. So those who had been looking forward to BMW M vehicles...
by - October 22, 2017
Porsche already has the Performance Package for their range-topping Macan Turbo, which is currently available in some countries. Soon, this model will be dethroned by something even fancier by the...
by - October 22, 2017
After the highly dynamic Polestar 1 two-door coupe – Polestar’s first ever production car -- was recently unveiled, not a few people’s curiosity was piqued as to how much they...
by - October 21, 2017
The BMW 7 Series is already highly sought after but nonetheless, the German marque is giving it a more exclusive variant for the Russian market, and they are calling it...
by - October 20, 2017
Facebook

Youtube Channel

Tip Us
Do you have a tip for us?
Did you film an important event?
Contact us
Newsletter
Subscribe to our newsletter!
Subscribe
Galleries