hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
150,000 miles

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2000 BMW X5 brakes problems

brakes problem

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2000 BMW X5 Owner Comments

problem #1

Mar 142016


  • 150,000 miles


Incident occurred on 3/14/2016 at the intersection of E lake forest dr/ mimosa wy during driving. Complete brake failure during driving while turning corner from tire wearing against passenger front brake line. Almost caused serious auto accident. Inquired with dealer when purchasing replacement parts that there was a known recall for this incident and dealer did not know process for ntsa recalls. Owner paid for replacement parts as dealer/manufacturer was unwilling to fix. Can provide receipts. Report receipt date: Jan 09, 2003 NHTSA campaign number: 03V001000 component(s): Service brakes, hydraulic all products associated with this recall expand details close 10 associated documents expand manufacturer: Bayerische motoren werke summary: On certain sport utility vehicles, it may be possible for the front brake line to slip out of the retaining bracket located at the front strut. The brake hose that is attached to the brake line could come in contact with the tire and be subjected to wear and abrasion. Consequence: This could initially cause some brake fluid leakage, and eventually lead to a substantial loss of brake fluid. There could be a noticeable reduction in brake performance if a loss of front brake performance occurs. Remedy: Dealers will install an additional retaining clip to further secure the brake line to the front strut. Additionally, if inspection of any brake hose indicates that it has experienced damage, the hose will be replaced. Owner notification began February 14, 2003. Owners who take their vehicles to an authorized dealer on an agreed upon service date and do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact BMW at 1-800-831-1117. Notes: Customers can also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's auto safety hotline at 1-888-dash-2-dot (1-888-327-4236).

- Boise, ID, USA

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