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March 12, 2003

BMW Has Recalled the 2000-2002 BMW X5

(SafetyAlerts) - The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has released the following information.

Models: BMW X5 Year: 2000-2002

Number Potentially Involved: 84,000

Dates of Manufacture: August 1999 – April 2002

Defect: 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. 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. The manufacturer has reported that owner notification was expected to begin during
February 2003. Owners may contact BMW at 1-800-831-1117.

[NHTSA Recall No. 03V001].

Important Note Regarding Auto Recalls
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If your dealer doesn't know about the recall when you
check, ask them how they are notified of recalls and
when the next update is due.

Did you know?
During 2001 there were over
1575 products recalled in the United
States for safety reasons!

How many did you hear about?

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