Bad Brakes: BMW Recalling X5

A number of automotive publications are reporting this morning that BMW is recalling approximately 30,000 X5 SUVs. The SUVs, which are from the 2007-2010 model years, were supposedly affixed with faulty brake vacuum pumps. BMW says the pumps may malfunction and leak fluid onto the SUV’s brake hose. If this occurs, the SUV’s power-assisted braking could fail and therefore the distance required for the vehicle to stop will increase. The German automaker fears this may amplify the risk of a crash, and as a result—passenger injury.

Toyota Recalling 2006-2012 Lexus IS

In a press release issued this morning, Toyota announced the recall of 270,000 model year 2006-2012 Lexus IS vehicles and over 750,000 model year 2003-2004 Toyota Corolla and Corolla Matrix vehicles.