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BMW Recall: Over 30,000 Vehicles Affected

BMW Recalls X5

A new BMW recall has been issued for certain models of its utility vehicles because of an issue which may cause brake leakage, according to a report by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

The latest recall by the popular German car manufacturer covers over 30,000 of its 2007 through 2010 X5 utility vehicles. The affected vehicles were manufactured between September 12, 2006, through March 18, 2010.

The BMW recall pertains to X5 models within the specified date range that are equipped with an 8-cylinder engine. The recall was issued by the car company in response to a faulty vacuum pump component in the vehicle brake system.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s report:

“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.”

In the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration filing, BMW indicates that the defect could “increase stopping distance and lead to a vehicle crash.”

According to Reuters, BMW has indicated that it will make free replacement parts available to customers affected by the recall.

Beginning in February, the auto manufacturer will contact consumers and BMW dealerships directly about the recall.

The BMW X5 is considered a luxury utility vehicle with a price range of approximately $48,000 to $65,000 in the United States. BMW said they have not received reports of accidents or injuries in connection with the brake vacuum pump detailed in its filing.

Customers with questions concerning the BMW recall can contact the automaker by calling 1-800-525-7417, or by email at CustomerRelations@bmwusa.com.

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5 Responses to “BMW Recall: Over 30,000 Vehicles Affected”

  1. Richard Benson

    IT IS SO IGNORANT TO BUY FLASHY HIGH PRICED CARS, MOST OF THE TIME ILL SEE SOME IDIOT THAT IS DRIVING TO FAST FOR EXISTING ROAD CONDTIONS OR HE WILL CT SOME ONE OFF THEN MAKE A TURN AFTER CUTTING SOME ONE OFF.WHEN I HAD MY BIG BLOCK MACH 1 THOSE STUK UP PEOPLE COULD NOT CUT ME OFF BECAUSE THE MACH WAS FASTER THAN THEIR OVER PRICED CAR.

  2. Deborah Hoff

    "Free parts" what about free service to install the new brake parts? I know if my Ford has a recall, they pay for it all.

  3. Bill Mingarell

    I remember you once liked BMW from the engineering standpoint. What happened? I can agree with you if it's about all the electronic gimmickry. Just give us a machine without all that nonsense; heck most don't even have a dipstick to check your oil. I would like a 05-06 M3 though.

  4. Mark Mondell

    That's the problem, they are no longer the utlimate driving machine…even pubs like Consumer Reports – not exactly an enthusiast mag – say the steering on the new 3 and 5's is numb! and the start stop system is "rough" – all this on a car that you can't touch reasonably equipped for under $40k. Even their ads focus more on head up displays and phone sycnching more than driving!