March 12, 2003
BMW Has Recalled the 2000-2002 BMW X5
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has released the
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].
Regarding Auto Recalls
Frequently SafetyAlerts will list
auto recalls before
your dealer will know about them. If you have a vehicle
affected by one of these posted recalls be sure and
write down the NHTSA
CAMPAIGN ID Number.
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
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