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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
141,667 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

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2006 BMW 525 brakes problems

brakes problem

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2006 BMW 525 Owner Comments

problem #3

Aug 302014


  • 114,000 miles


The contact owns a 2006 BMW 525xi. While attempting to park on a slight incline, the brakes failed and the vehicle rolled backwards. The contact had to depress the brake pedal to the floorboard. The dealer stated that the vacuum pump leaked oil into the brake booster. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 114,000.

- Cromwell, CT, USA

problem #2

Jul 192012

525 6-cyl

  • 150,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 BMW 525I. The contact stated that when the brake pedal was being depressed, it abnormally traveled to the floorboard, causing a braking failure. The vehicle was taken to the dealer who advised that the brake was leaking oil and contaminated the brake booster. The manufacturer was notified who advised that there was a recall for the failure under NHTSA campaign id number: 10V446000 (service brakes, hydraulic: Power assist: Vacuum) however, the contact's VIN was not included. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 150,000. Updated 10/15/12 updated 10/22/12

- San Jose, CA, USA

problem #1

Feb 132012

525 6-cyl

  • 161,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 BMW 525I. The contact stated that while attempting to brake, the brakes did not engage and the contact had to apply the emergency brake to bring the vehicle to a stop. The vehicle was towed to a local mechanic, who inspected the vehicle and located the failure at the brake vacuum booster valve. The valve was damaged by an oil leak. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure and current mileages were 161,000. Updated 03/23/12

- Malabar , FL, USA

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