really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
0 miles

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2001 BMW X5 brakes problems

brakes problem

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2001 BMW X5 Owner Comments

problem #3

Jun 202003

(reported on)


  • miles


ABS brake system problem. While driving a noise was heard when braking. ABS light illuminated even after the vehicle has been fixed by the dealer. This has been happening for about a year and a half. Vehicle has been to the dealer six times.

- Yorba Linda, CA, USA

problem #2

Mar 022001

X5 4WD

  • miles
My husband and I have both experienced total brake failure with our brand new BMW X5. I experienced the brake failure two and a half weeks after purchase. We immediately took the vehicle to vob BMW for work. Vob said they never found any problem, and claimed to have replaced the hydralic system. They had the car for 14 days. We picked up the vehicle on a March 15th. The brakes failed again, with my husband driving on the 17th. We had the vehicle towed to vob, where it is still sitting today 4/2/01. Both brake failures were simular. My husband and I were both driving on dry pavement. It was shortly after turning the vehicle on, and we were both driving at a low rate of speed (approx. 35 mph). Neither of us were doing hard breaking, rather just tying to slow the vehicle. Upon pressing on the brake, the brake pedal went directly to the floor in both cases. The dealership still claims they cannot find a problem and will not do anything further. We have sent numerous certified letters to the manufacturer, and have not received a response. I just found out today, that this same situation accoured to a dr. Living in the columbia md area. He was issued a new vehicle from his dealer. My husband and I assumed we had a lemon on our hand, however, now after learning of this other incidence I have to wander how many others this has happened to.

- Rockville, MD, USA

problem #1

Mar 252001


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
ABS light has been on, braking action normal. Dealer cannot remedy problem. Vehicle at dealer since 25 Mar 2001.

- Sacramento, CA, USA

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