BMW to recall 198,000 cars in the US over brake issue

October 1st, 2010 - 10:15 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt  

Oct 1 (THAINDIAN NEWS) BMW has announced a voluntary recall of over 198,000 cars in the US because of a brake issue. And that is not all. These definitely are tough times for the company because they have also announced a recall of around 348,000 cars all over the world because of an issue with the power braking system.

The company officials said that this was a voluntary recall and its vehicles are safe, and that the consumers should not panic over the situation at all. They also clarified that there haven’t been any accidents or crashes at all because of the issues. The owners of the affected cars would be personally notified about the recall.

The vehicles, which are part of the recall, are the V8 and V12-powered BMW 5 Series, 6 Series, 7 Series, and Rolls-Royce Motor Cars models. All these cars were made 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. Mechanical braking is still available to slow and stop the vehicle,” according to the company officials.

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