BMW Power-Braking system results to a recall of 350,000 units

Posted by James S | Autos,Bmw,Cars | Monday 11 October 2010 1:07 am

BMW has claimed they will recall approximately 350,000 luxury automobiles worldwide due to a trouble with brakes.

The German firm explained the recall was due to a fault with the power-braking system but the units weren’t dangerous.

The recall impacts V8 and V12 engine vehicles in the BMW 5, 6 and 7 ranges, plus Rolls-Royce , a BMW subsidiary , created between July 2001 and November 2009.

From the total, 11,427 vehicles – this includes 905 Rolls-Royces – are in the uk, and 198,000 in the us.

Around the world, 348,000 BMWs are affected, including extra 5,800 Rolls-Royces.

‘Voluntary’ decision

“In the affected cars, a problem may develop inside the power braking process, potentially leading to a vacuum loss and consequent decrease in power braking assistance,” stated the company in a declaration.

However, mechanical braking is still available to slow and stop the vehicle, and there were no claimed mishaps or injuries.

Any worried BMW users must get hold of the BMW support service number on 0800 325600

A BMW spokesman advised the BBC that the condition was identified by means of feedback via routine vehicle repairing, and that the recall will be completely voluntary.

BMW’s share price decreased 3% following the news, to under 50 euros.

Nonetheless, the business’s stock is still well up for that year, having rallied from a price of 30 euros in March.

The news came a day after the US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration mentioned it was looking at a possible power steering challenge with the Mini – yet another brand run by BMW.

It also comes a day following BMW’s chairman, Norbert Reithofer, had his contract lengthened by 6 years.

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