BMW, Rolls-Royce recalling close to 200,000 cars over possible leak in power braking system

2009 BMW 750 Li

BMW of North America said that it has notified the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA) this week of a voluntary recall of approximately 198,000 V8 and V12-powered BMW 5-Series, 6-Series, 7-Series, and Rolls-Royce Motor Cars models built between the 2002 and 2010 model years.

“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,” BMW said in a statement. “Mechanical braking is still available to slow and stop the vehicle. There has been no report of accidents or injuries.”

BMW said it has prepared an inspection and repair process and will distribute replacement parts throughout the North American dealer network. Letters will be sent to owners of the affected vehicles.

Customers with further questions should contact BMW Customer Relations at 1-800-525-7417 or email customer.relations@bmwna.com.

– By: Omar Rana