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I have a BMW X5 E53 3.0d. Recently the car started showing

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Hello. I have a BMW X5...
Hello.
I have a BMW X5 E53 3.0d.
Recently the car started showing annoying trepidation at the front wheels when I brake. It feels strongly at the steering wheel.
I had the wheels adjusted and aligned.
But the problem persists. It only happens occasionally and only when I brake at about 100 km/h.
I was advised somewhere to "bed" the discs, braking hard from 100 km/h to 20 a few times. In fact this seems to solve the problem, but it is quites annoying to do this every second day that I drive the car.
Could this be because of poor quality of the brake pads? I can't be sure but it seems it became worse after a pad change.
What is your advice?Thanks
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BMW Mechanic: Steve, BMW Expert replied 3 months ago
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Have you changed the brake rotors?
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Customer reply replied 3 months ago
I changed the rotors / discs. I thought they could be bad. But the problem persisted.
BMW Mechanic: Steve, BMW Expert replied 3 months ago
did you use BMW parts?
is the problem basically identical to how it was prior to the brake change?
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Customer reply replied 3 months ago
No I used other non BMW discs that I ordered from Germany. I felt it solved the problem for a few weeks, then it reappeared again.
Customer reply replied 3 months ago
These are the discs I used: https://www.onlinecarparts.co.uk/abs-7710369.html.
Anyway, the problem remained as before when the discs were original.
BMW Mechanic: Steve, BMW Expert replied 3 months ago

are you positive the issue went away for a while, or not?

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Customer reply replied 3 months ago
after replacing the discs the problem went away for some time - one or two weeks - then it reappeared. By then I didn't t know about bedding the disc. After I was advised I started solving the problem by braking hard for a few times and the problem goes away. But it is quite annoying.
BMW Mechanic: Steve, BMW Expert replied 3 months ago

Please do not forget to click a positive rating as this is the only way I receive credit for my answer, thank you

your problem is the pads and discs.
if you purchase BMW original pads and discs and install them, the issue will go away. I have seen this time and time again with aftermarket parts.

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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