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Old 10-01-2010, 11:03 AM   #1
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BMW has announced it will recall about 350,000 luxury cars worldwide because of a problem with brakes.

The German firm said the recall was due to a fault with the power-braking system but the cars were not unsafe.

The recall affects V8 and V12-powered BMW 5 Series, 6 Series, 7 Series, and Rolls-Royce models produced between July 2001 and November 2009.

Of the total, 11,427 cars - including 905 Rolls-Royces - are in the UK, and 198,000 in the US.

Globally, 348,000 BMWs are affected, plus a further 5,800 Rolls-Royces.
'Voluntary' decision

"In the affected vehicles, a leak may develop in the power braking system, potentially causing a vacuum loss and consequent reduction of power braking assistance," said the company in a statement.

However, mechanical braking is still available to slow and stop the vehicle, and there have been no reported accidents or injuries.


A BMW spokesman told the BBC that the problem was identified via feedback from routine vehicle servicing, and that the recall is entirely voluntary.

BMW's share price dropped 3% following the news, to below 50 euros.

However, the company's stock remains well up for the year, having rallied from a price of 30 euros in March.

The news comes a day after the US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said it was investigating a potential power steering problem with the Mini - another brand owned by BMW.

It also comes a day after BMW's chairman, Norbert Reithofer, had his contract extended by six years.

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http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-11452486

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Old 10-01-2010, 11:58 AM   #2
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Thanx for the heads up. ill take my rolls in today to have it checked out.
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Old 10-01-2010, 12:37 PM   #3
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How do we find out if my car is affected? Is there a place I put in VIN online to check?
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Old 10-01-2010, 06:04 PM   #4
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How do we find out if my car is affected? Is there a place I put in VIN online to check?
"The recall affects V8 and V12-powered BMW 5 Series, 6 Series, 7 Series, and Rolls-Royce models produced between July 2001 and November 2009"
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Old 10-02-2010, 11:54 AM   #5
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Nooooooooooooooooooooooooooo


My best friend had this problem on his 545i (Total Brake assist failure) and literally yesterday put a new brake booster.

I hope BMW Canada will reimburse him.
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