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BMW X5 xDrive Recall 09V255000

Rear Brake Failure Possible

Recall Details

The rear disc brake rotors may not have been manufactured to the proper specifications and in extreme cases, one or both rotors may break resulting in a loss of braking ability at that wheel, increasing stoping distances and the risk of a crash. Dealers will inspect the rear brake discs and replace them as necessary. 

 

Our Quick Take

In extreme cases, the rear brakes may fail causing a loss of full braking ability.

What Should You Do?

BMW notified owners of affected vehicles in September 2010. There may be no symptoms related to this recall but if you are experiencing problems with the braking system, or you don't receive notification and you feel you should have, please contact your dealer. It’s helpful to have your vehicle identification number (VIN) handy when you call.

Brakes, September 11, 2009

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Model Year(s)
Manufacturer's Report Date
September 11, 2009
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
96
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
09V255000
Component
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:FOUNDATION COMPONENTS:DISC

Summary
BMW IS RECALLING MY 2009 X5 AND X6 VEHICLES. THE REAR BRAKE DISCS MAY NOT HAVE BEEN MANUFACTURED ACCORDING TO SPECIFICATIONS. AS A RESULT, A REDUCTION IN BRAKING PERFORMANCE AT THE AFFECTED REAR WHEEL COULD OCCUR.
Consequence
IN AN EXTREME CASE, THE AFFECTED REAR BRAKE DISC COULD BREAK RESULTING IN A LOSS OF BRAKING AT THAT WHEEL INCREASING STOPPING DISTANCES AND THE RISK OF A CRASH.
Remedy
BMW WILL NOTIFY OWNERS AND WILL REPAIR THE VEHICLES BY INSPECTING THE REAR BRAKE DISCS AND, IF NECESSARY, REPLACE THEM FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL BEGAN ON SEPTEMBER 11, 2009. OWNERS MAY CONTACT BMW CUSTOMER RELATIONS AND SERVICES TOLL-FREE AT 1-800-525-7417.
Notes
OWNERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV .
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