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Why does our X5 pull to the left and to the right? Sometimes

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Why does our X5 pull to the left and to the right? Sometimes when you are just driving along, other times when you put the brake on.
Submitted: 29 days ago.
Category: BMW
Expert:  Steve replied 29 days ago.
what part of the brakes were checked?
Customer: replied 29 days ago.
Not sure. They have suggested the brushes are soft, could this be the cause?
Expert:  Steve replied 29 days ago.

a sticking brake caliper can cause this, as can different effectiveness of brakes on either sides. It could also be something to do with the front end suspension but this is difficult to speculate on remotely. I do suspect it is brake related, I would have the front brakes checked for signs of sticking or differential wear.

Please let me know if you have further questions. Please do not forget to click a positive rating as this is the only way I receive credit for my answer, thank you. Best wishes with your vehicle.

Customer: replied 29 days ago.
But it does pull when brakes aren't applied, different cambers of the road sometimes.
Expert:  Steve replied 29 days ago.

yes, this would happen if the brake was sticking, as I said.

Expert:  Steve replied 29 days ago.

Please let me know if you have further questions. Please do not forget to click a positive rating as this is the only way I receive credit for my answer, thank you. Best wishes with your vehicle.

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