Q: Brakes are locking up on my X5 but the dealer can't find the problem.

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I just left work. I got two blocks away and my front breaks seized up. I was going 35-40mph and my car skidded to a stop. I could not go forward or reverse. It was like resistance. This happened Monday as well at my job in the parking garage. Does anyone know why?

My car has 148000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

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