BMW is recalling 176,000 vehicles due to power brake issue

Article by Anita Panait, on November 3, 2013

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.

As the first world-class car of its kind, the BMW X1 is a true pioneer in the compact segment. After some two and a half years, sales of the compact BMW X model manufactured at BMW Plant in Leipzig and in Tiexi, China have already surpassed 275,000 units. Presently, this all-round talent rises with revitalized vigor to take on a heap of new difficulties.

With its exceptionally modified body design, meticulously enhanced interior, completely overhauled engine portfolio, the new range of BMW Lines and significant state-of-the-art gear features, the all-new BMW X1 conveys a significantly more intensive experience of the trademark driving satisfaction for which the brand is well-known.

In line with the dispatch of the all-new BMW X1, significant preparations are under way for its US market debut. Further growth impulses radiate from production in China: the all-new BMW X1 models specifically targeted for the Chinese market are being produced in the recently opened plant at Tiexi in Shenyang Province.

The triumphant concept of transferring well-known BMW X elements to the compact segment has since led to more competition in the vehicle segment brought forth by the BMW X1. What remains unrivalled is the BMW X1's pioneering position as far as sportiness and productivity are concerned.

This lead is presently being broadened: the relationship amongst performance and fuel consumption has been significantly enhanced thanks to engines with BMW TwinPower Turbo innovation, an eight-speed automatic transmission that is exclusive in this segment, the Auto Start-Stop function, Brake Energy Regeneration, ECO PRO mode and a more extensive range of BMW EfficientDynamics innovation. Setting a remarkably impressive case here is the BMW X1 sDrive20d EfficientDynamics Edition with average fuel consumption in the EU test cycle of 4.5 liters per 100 kilometers (62.7 mpg) and CO2 figures of 119 grams per kilometer.

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