By Jennifer Geiger on February 15, 2013
BMW is recalling 30,265 model-year 2007-10 versions of the X5 midsize SUV due to a problem with the brakes, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
The affected vehicles are equipped with V-8 engines and were manufactured from Sept. 12, 2006, through March 18, 2010 (check your vehicle's build date on a sticker on the driver-side doorjamb). The brake vacuum pump in these vehicles may leak, which could interfere with the power assisted braking system. This could lead to a crash. According to BMW, there have not been any accidents related to this issue.
BMW will notify owners later this month, and dealers will replace the brake vacuum line for free. Owners can call BMW at 800-525-7417 or NHTSA's vehicle safety hotline at 888-327-4236 for more info.
Assistant Managing Editor Jennifer Geiger is a reviewer, car-seat technician and mom of three. She wears a lot of hats, many of them while driving a minivan. Email Jennifer