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fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
17,500 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.

2014 BMW X5 brakes problems

brakes problem

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2014 BMW X5 Owner Comments

problem #2

Mar 122016


  • 20,000 miles


While both in city driving as well as in the rules the car braked spontaneously with no one or nothing in sight. The road conditions were clear there was no one or nothing on the road that should have caused the pedestrian indicator to cause the car to apply the brakes. This happened on two different occasions and both occasions the roads were clear and on unobstructed. This occurred while I and my husband we're driving at speeds of approximately 30 to 35 mph. This is a potential hazard because sets spontaneous breaking can cause a rear end collision.

- Cheyenne, WY, USA

problem #1

Sep 212014


  • 15,000 miles
I was on a traveling on my vehicle and as I got in and out of the vehicle earlier that day it began to move forward because the glue that makes it sticky stick to the carpet fell off a couple of weeks ago. As I was traveling I tried to brake and the floor mat got caught up behind the brake and the front of the gas pedal. I had to look down and reach to pull the floor mat back to where it is supposed to be. I almost hit the vehicle in front of me!

- Mcallen, TX, USA

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