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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
91,750 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.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

2006 BMW 650 brakes problems

brakes problem

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2006 BMW 650 Owner Comments

problem #4

Apr 052016


  • 106,000 miles


The contact owned a 2006 BMW 650I. While driving 15 mph and coming to a stop, the brakes failed to respond. The contact stated that the brake pedal was soft and traveled to the floorboard. The harder the brake pedal was applied, the further to the floor it went without a response. The contact crashed into the rear of another vehicle. In turn, the other vehicle struck the preceding vehicle. The air bags deployed. A police report was filed. The contact sustained injuries to both legs, the left hand, and breasts, which required medical attention. The vehicle was towed to the contact's home. The vehicle was destroyed. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 106,000.

- Mukilteo, WA, USA

problem #3

Oct 012015


  • 145,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 BMW 650I. While driving at various speeds, the contact had to place an abnormal amount of pressure on the brake pedal in order to stop the vehicle. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where it was diagnosed that the hose needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired; however, the dealer informed the contact of other repairs that needed to be completed for the brake system. The vehicle was included in NHTSA campaign number: 10V446000 (service brakes, hydraulic). The remedy for the recall stated that any repairs would be done and decided upon by the dealer free of charge; however, the dealer only completed one necessary repair free of charge. The vehicle's repair was not complete. The manufacturer was made aware of the issue. The approximate failure mileage was 145,000. Updated 02/18/16

- Cleveland, SC, USA

problem #2

Sep 102012


  • 54,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 BMW 650I. The contact stated that the vehicle was taken to the dealer for unrelated maintenance when the technician advised that the brake vacuum pump was leaking oil. The contact referenced NHTSA campaign id number: 10V446000 (service brakes, hydraulic:power assist:vacuum) however, was advised by the manufacturer that the VIN was not included in the recall. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 54,000.

- Beverly Hills, CA, USA

problem #1

Jul 122012


  • 62,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 BMW 650I. The contact stated that while driving 50 mph, the brakes malfunctioned and could not slow the vehicle. The contact had to use the emergency brake to stop the vehicle. The contact took the vehicle to a local mechanic who advised him of NHTSA campaign I.D. 10V446000 (service brakes, hydraulic:power assist:vacuum) and suggested the contact take the vehicle to the dealer. The contact took the vehicle to the dealer for the recall repair but the dealer advised that the vehicle was not included in the recall. The failure mileage was 62,000.

- Warrenton, GA, USA

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