really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
94,289 miles

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2006 BMW 325 brakes problems

brakes problem

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2006 BMW 325 Owner Comments

problem #5

Jul 012015


  • 120,000 miles


The contact owns a 2006 BMW 325I. The contact stated that while driving at approximately 30 mph, the ABS warning indicator illuminated and the brakes engaged independently. The failure recurred three times. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where it was diagnosed that the ABS brake module pump needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 120,000.

- Fayetteville, TN, USA

problem #4

Mar 032014

325 6-cyl

  • 106,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 BMW 525xi. The contact stated that the vehicle was taken to the dealer for routine repairs when he was advised that the brake booster would need to be repaired because oil was leaking inside the brake booster and rendering the brakes useless. The manufacture was contacted. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 106,000. The current vehicle mileage was 106,000.

- West Chester, PA, USA

problem #3

Jan 242014

325 6-cyl

  • 95,443 miles
Brakes failed today with 19 year old son driving my BMW. Thankfully, he was able to pull into a parking lot and cruise to a stop. After some research, I found that BMW says the oil supply for the vacuum pump that operates the brake booster used for power assist can be interrupted, and cause the driver to press much harder on the brake pedal to come to a stop. BMW has recalled over 300,000 cars since 2010 with the same problem - except the 3-series. Although they did issue a recall for the same problem in the 2012-2014 3-series sedans in September 2013. Thankful he wasn't in an accident -- we do realize, however, this situation could have been much worse. BMW should recall all vehicles (since, according to our mechanic this is a common and dangerous problem).

- Franklin, TN, USA

problem #2

Jun 232013

325 6-cyl

  • 70,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 BMW 325I. The contact stated that the brakes failed. As a result, the vehicle traveled onto a curb. The contact stated that there was no warning prior to or after the failure. The vehicle was not taken to the dealer. The failure and the current mileages were 70,000.

- Woodland Hills , CA, USA

problem #1

Nov 152012


  • 80,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 BMW 325xi. The contact stated while driving approximately 45 mph, the engine stalled without warning. The vehicle was coasted to the side of the road. Upon restarting it, the vehicle responded normally. The failure occurred four times intermittently. In addition, the ABS, dsc and AWD warning indicators illuminated sporadically on the instrument panel. The failure was not diagnosed nor was the vehicle repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the defect. The approximate failure mileage was 80,000.

- Elkrigde, MD, USA

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