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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
2 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
90,947 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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2007 BMW X5 brakes problems

brakes problem

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2007 BMW X5 Owner Comments

problem #11

Oct 202015

X5

  • 154,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2007 BMW X5. While driving approximately 5 mph, the vehicle began to decelerate. When the brake pedal was depressed, it traveled to the floorboard and failed to stop the vehicle. The vehicle crashed into a parked vehicle. There were no injuries and a police report was filed. The brake warning light and parking brake light illuminated. The vehicle was inoperable. The vehicle was towed to the dealer where it was diagnosed that the brake light, brake booster, master cylinder, and faulty lights, and sensor failed and needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was approximately 154,000.

- Evansville, IN, USA

problem #10

Sep 302015

X5

  • 165,000 miles
The vehicle has no brakes what so ever. The pedal goes all the way to the floor. The only way to get it to stop is if you put it into neutral. I had it towed to the local dealership D patrick, and matt has told me that the recall replacement part was serviced a year and a half ago (which the vehicle has sat since October of 2014) that even though it failed it is not covered. There is a red brake light warning on the dash, they said no brake fluid came out due to the failure of the brake booster brake master cylinder and faulty lines.

- Evansville, IN, USA

problem #9

Sep 192015

X5

  • 73,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 BMW X5. While driving at approximately 40 mph, the brake pedal was depressed and the vehicle failed to slow down. The brake pedal was applied forcefully numerous times before coming to a stop. The vehicle was able to resume in operation. The vehicle was repaired under NHTSA campaign number: 13V045000 (service brakes, service brakes, hydraulic) when the failure had not yet been experienced. The vehicle was taken to the dealer after the failure was experienced where it was diagnosed that the brake booster needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 73,000.

- Norwood, MA, USA

problem #8

Jun 012015

X5

  • 98,000 miles

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

The car looses power to brake and almost crashed. The brakes become really stiff when coming to a stop and no matter how hard you push on them it does not stop. I read online other people have crashed with the same issue. Called BMW but they said there is no recall for my vehicle,

- Beltsville , MD, USA

problem #7

Apr 292013

X5 8-cyl

  • 70,000 miles
I have the same complaint that another owner made under NHTSA id number 10483182. The plastic rocker switch for the electromechanical parking/emergency brake broke during the course of normal actuation and required the entire "emf switch" assembly to be replaced in order to resume operation of the parking/emergency brake. This switch appears to have a durability issue which could cause a vehicle to be stuck with the brake set on or unable to set the brake when needed. When I inquired about any modifications to the switch design that might address the matter going forward I was informed that there has been no change in the design of the replacement part. It sounds like this part remains apt to fail prematurely and suddenly.

- Littleton, MA, USA

problem #6

Jun 192014

X5

  • 63,000 miles
Recurring "parking brake malfunctions" since summer 2012 when I purchased the vehicle. It leads to failure to engage parking brake when vehicle is put in park increasing risk of "rolling" and in several incidents resulting in the vehicle not being able to move when placed into drive requiring manual release of parking brake and later "repair" by BMW service center with no resolution to the problem. The problem has been increasing over the past several months.

- Mcallen, TX, USA

problem #5

Jul 112013

X5

  • 94,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2007 BMW X5. The contact stated that while driving 10 mph, the brake pedal traveled to the floorboard abnormally when depressed. As a result, the contact crashed into another vehicle. There were no injuries and a police report was not filed. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for inspection where they stated that they could not diagnose the cause of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 94,000.

- Driftwood, TX, USA

problem #4

Sep 172010

X5 6-cyl

  • 30,000 miles
Electronic parking brake totally lock up the car. The car is totally lock up, can't move forward or backward. Have to be tow on the tow truck bed to the dealer. They stated it needs to update the coding on the module. This re-occur again on 7/3/2013.

- Sacramento, CA, USA

problem #3

Mar 162012

X5 8-cyl

  • 72,000 miles
Vacuum pump 11667545384 needed to be replaced as it was leaking oil. Oil caused increase in braking distance, making vehicle unsafe. The recall 13V-045 issued in 2013 called for vacuum pipe change and not the faulty vacuum pump. Vacuum pump needs to be part of the recall.

- Philadelphia, PA, USA

problem #2

Feb 012013

X5 4WD 8-cyl

  • 99,550 miles
The contact owns a 2007 BMW X5. The contact stated that while driving 40 mph, he attempted to engage the brakes but they failed to stop the vehicle. The contact mentioned that the pedal was pressed all the way to the floor board. The vehicle was taken to the dealer. The technician was unable to diagnose the failure. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 99,550 and the current mileage was 99,660.

- Mt Pleasant , SC, USA

problem #1

Nov 142011

X5 6-cyl

  • 81,862 miles
Emergency brake button broke with a single finger pull. Very poor quality plastic trim. Emergency brake system cannot used unless replace.

- Chantilly, VA, USA

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