Original Recall from the NHTSA
Manufacturer's Report Date:

February 7, 2013

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number:

13V045000

NHTSA Action Number:

N/A

Component:

SERVICE BRAKES , SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC

Potential Number of Units Affected:

30,265

Summary:

BMW is recalling certain model year 2007-2010 X5 SAV vehicles, manufactured September 12, 2006, through March 18, 2010 and equipped with an 8-cylinder engine. 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.

Consequence:

The loss of power assist in braking could increase stopping distance and lead to a vehicle crash.

Remedy:

BMW will notify owners, and dealers will replace the brake vacuum line with one that contains a check valve, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in February 2013. Owners may call BMW at 1-800-525-7417 or email BMW at CustomerRelations@bmwusa.com.

Notes:

Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

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Recall data provided by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration