| Business

Larger text Larger text Smaller text Smaller text | Order Photo Reprints

BMW recalls more than 30,000 SUVs to fix brakes

Email Newsletters

Sign up for one of our email newsletters.

On the Grid

From the shale fields to the cooling towers, Trib Total Media covers the energy industry in Western Pennsylvania and beyond. For the latest news and views on gas, coal, electricity and more, check out On the Grid today.

BMW.DE $71.65 -$0.03

at close on FRIDAY

Daily Photo Galleries

By The Associated Press
Saturday, Feb. 16, 2013, 12:01 a.m.

BMW is recalling more than 30,000 SUVs to fix an oil leak that can knock out the power-assisted braking.

The German automaker says the recall covers X5 SUVs in the United States from the 2007 through 2010 model years. They have eight-cylinder engines.

The company says a small amount of oil can leak from a brake hose and cause the power-assisted braking to fail. Brakes would still work, but the problem could increase stopping distances and cause a crash.

BMW says it has no reports of crashes or injuries. The problem was discovered when warranty claims increased.

The company will replace a brake vacuum line hose for free. The recall is expected to start this month.

Subscribe today! Click here for our subscription offers.



Show commenting policy

Most-Read Stories

  1. Steelers kicker Boswell puts best foot forward
  2. Steelers notebook: Tomlin not grooming successor to RB Williams
  3. Hempfield man fights off intruders
  4. Penn State football coach Franklin renews his plea for patience
  5. H&M to open in Westmoreland Mall
  6. Occupying playoff spot on Thanksgiving good harbinger for Penguins
  7. Former Mountaineer Bailey shot in head in Miami
  8. Russian pilot rescued by Syrian commando unit
  9. Pittsburgh man charged with 56 counts after high-speed chase over weekend
  10. 2nd command officer at Allegheny County Jail punished
  11. Stanley’s Bar & Grill in Ford City offers free Thanksgiving dinner