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BMW SA recalls 3700 cars

2010-10-01 15:26

BRAKE CHECK: Certain BMW 6 Series models are affected by the company's global brake recall.

BMW has announced it will recall about 350 000 luxury cars worldwide because of a problem with brakes.

The recall is due to a fault with the power-braking system but the cars affected are not unsafe.

The recall affects V8 and V12 engined cars in the previous generation BMW 5 and 7 Series, the current 6 Series and Rolls-Royce built between July 2001 and November 2009.

Of the total, 3700 cars are affected in South Africa and these customers will be contacted on an individual basis to affect the repairs from as early as next week.

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.

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

BMW says the problem was identified via feedback from routine vehicle servicing and the recall is entirely voluntary.


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