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BMW recalls the X5

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BMW is recalling certain model year 2007-2010 X5 SAV vehicles, manufactured September 12, 2006, through March 18, 2010 and equipped with an 8-cylinder engine. The brake vacuum pump may leak a small amount of lubricating oil into the hose. The contamination could result in a loss of power assist braking.

NHTSA Campaign Number: 13V045000

Component: Brake Vacuum Pump

Potential Number of Units Affected: 30,265

Consequence:
The loss of power assist in braking could increase stopping distance and lead to a vehicle crash.

Remedy:
BMW will notify owners, and dealers will replace the brake vacuum line with one that contains a check valve, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in February 2013. Owners may email BMW, or call at 1-800-525-7417.

Customers may contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty: 1-800-424-9153); or go to Safercar.

(source: Safercar)

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