The German based automaker BMW has recently announced a recall for certain BMW X5 SUVs, because of a problem with the braking system.
For the moment, the recall has been announced in Australia only, where a total of 1,600 units of the BMW X5 will have to be taken back to the dealers because of a problem with the braking system. According to the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC), there is a problem with the brake booster’s internal rubber membrane, which might be damaged due to engine oil entering the boost unit through a vacuum hose which is linking the engine to the booster.
The affected vehicles in Australia have been produced between the 1st of January, 2007, and the 5th of March, 2010. The car manufacturer is currently contacting owners of the BMW X5s mentioned above who will have to take their SUVs to the nearest dealer in order to get the vacuum hoses replaced. The action will take less than 30 minutes and it will be free of charge. No accidents or injuries related to this issue have been reported across Australia.
Update: The recall has become globally and it’s affecting a total of approximately 60,000 cars worldwide. If you own a BMW X5 produced between January 1, 2007, and March 5, 2010, you should contact your local dealership.