Bmw recalling 198,000 vehicles over leaks in power brake systems

Article by Christian A., on October 2, 2010

BMW of North America has announced that it is recalling 198,000 vehicles to repair leaks that may appear in the power-braking system. This is actually the second safety issue that has hit the carmaker this week.

In a statement, BMW said that this recall covers 2002-2010 models of BMW 5 Series, 6 Series and 7 Series vehicles that have V8 and V12 engines. The recall also affects Rolls-Royce Phantom vehicles from the 2003-2010 model years.

There have been no reported accidents or injuries but the leaks are believed to reduce the effectiveness of the power brakes. To slow and halt vehicles that are having this problem, the drivers could still make use of mechanical braking.

Company spokesman David Buchko said that this is one of the biggest recalls ever for BMW of North America. Just a few days ago, an investigation was started on the possible loss of power-steering control of about 80,000 BMW 2004 and 2005 Mini Cooper models.

Last Tuesday, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration disclosed that it has received 54 complaints and “a confidential number of field reports.”

At its Web site, the NHTSA said that more force is required to steer the vehicle when the power steering assist stops working. The agency said that based on the complaints it has received, the power-steering problems may be related to a power steering pump failure.

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