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.