BMW Recall 2010: Almost 200,000 Cars affected due to brake problem

By on Oct 3, 2010 in Automobile, United States, World Comments

BMW had been reportedly announced a voluntary recall of approximately 198,000 V8 and V12-powered BMW 5 Series, 6 Series, 7 Series, due to brake problem, according to BMWUSANews.com recently.

According to the news release, BMW of North America will send a letter to the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA) this week explaining the recall.

In addition, some Rolls-Royce Motor Cars models manufactured between the 2002 and 2010 model years were also affected by the BMW recall 2010.

As explained in the report, ‘a leak may develop in the power braking system, potentially causing a vacuum loss and consequent reduction of power braking assistance’.

Fortunately, mechanical braking is still available to slower and stops the vehicle and no accidents or injuries have been reported.

But according to FoxNews, BMW AG spokesman Frank Strebe said on Friday that the recall may extend to another 150,000 cars of the same series around the around, due to the same brake problem.

Affected BMW models include:

• 2002-08 BMW 745i/Li, 750i/Li, and 760i/Li
• 2007-08 BMW Alpina B7
• 2004-10 BMW 645i and 650i
• 2004-10 BMW 545i and 550i

Affected Rolls-Royce Motor Cars models include:

• 2003-2010 Rolls-Royce Phantom models (but do not include Rolls-Royce Ghost)

Meanwhile, BMW said that they prepared an inspection and repair procedure and will distribute replacement parts throughout the North American dealer network.

Furthermore, the German auto maker said letters will be sent by First Class mail to affected BMW owners in the coming weeks, and will request scheduling of a service appointment with an Authorized BMW Center to check their cars.

However, BMW strongly advised drivers who experienced reduced power braking assistance should immediately schedule a service appointment with an Authorized BMW Center.

For more information, customers are being invited to contact BMW Customer Relations at 1-800-525-7417 or send an email to [email protected].



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