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1.6

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
101,333 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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2007 BMW 550 brakes problems

brakes problem

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2007 BMW 550 Owner Comments

problem #3

Aug 232015

550

  • 126,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

The contact owns a 2007 BMW 5 series. The contact stated that while driving approximately 40 mph, the brake pedal was depressed and traveled to the floorboard. The vehicle came to a stop after applying the brake pedal numerous times. The failure recurred several times. The VIN was not included in NHTSA campaign number: 13V045000 (service brakes, service brakes, hydraulic). The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate mileage was 126,000.

- Cypress, TX, USA

problem #2

Oct 102013

550 8-cyl

  • 89,000 miles
Brake failure at low speed on an descending incline (driveway) pumped brakes rapidly and brakes held traction. Later that day 10/08/13 brakes failed on low speed on the descending street. On 10/09/13 when driving in freeway traffic, I again had to swerve in order to avoid a rear end collision no warning lights were activated, no service lights were activated at all 3 incidents. On 10/10/13, I took the car in to check on the problem and was told that the car's master brake cylinder, brake booster and brake vacuum pump needed to be replaced for an excess of $2500 for safety issue that was noted in an earlier recall. I called BMW customer service and was told my particular VIN number was not covered in the general recall and my only recourse was to inform NHTSA, which I am doing.

- Los Altos, CA, USA

problem #1

Oct 082013

550 8-cyl

  • 89,000 miles
First incident 10/08/13:brake failure at low speed on an descending incline (driveway) pumped brakes rapidly and brakes held traction. Later that day 10/08/13 brakes failed on low speed on the descending street. On 10/09/13 when driving in freeway traffic, I again had to swerve in order to avoid a rear end collision no warning lights were activated, no service lights were activated at all 3 incidents. On 10/10/13, I took the car in to check on the problem and was told that the car's master brake cylinder, brake booster and brake vacuum pump needed to be replaced for an excess of $2500 for safety issue that was noted in an earlier recall. I called BMW customer service and was told my particular VIN number was not covered in the general recall and my only recourse was to inform NHTSA, which I am doing.

- Los Altos, CA, USA

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