BMW is recalling around 176,000 vehicles powered by four-cylinder 2-liter gasoline engines, covering 2012-2014 model years, due to potential issues with the power brakes. The recall includes the 2012-14 320i, 328i, 320i xDrive and 328i xDrive sedans; 2014 328i xDrive Sports Wagon; 2012 and 2013 528i and 528i xDrive sedans; 2013-14 X1 sDrive28i and X1 xDrive28i vehicles; and 2012-14 Z4 sDrive28i roadsters.
According to a spokesman for the carmaker, the vehicles can lose the power assistance in braking due to insufficient lubrication to a vacuum pump. The driver, however, can still bring the car to a stop in case of a loss of power braking, although he has to put more force on the brake pedal.
According to BMW, 76,191 of the vehicles are in the United States, about 25,000 in China, 9,376 in Canada, 6,841 in Germany and 2,738 in Mexico. The rest are in other countries. BMW is set to send notifications to customers in the US next months. The carmaker will tell owners to bring their vehicles to dealerships sometime in December.