BMW has announced that they will be running a voluntary recall of certain V8 and V12-powered cars, including the Rolls-Royce Phantom.
The cars affected are the 2002-2008 BMW 745i/Li, 750i/Li and 760i/Li, 2007-2008 Alpina B7, 2004-2010 BMW 645i and 650i, 2004-2010 BMW 545i and 550i, and the 2003-2010 Rolls Royce Phantom (Not including the Ghost).
The issue with these vehicles is that a leak could develop in the power braking system, resulting a reduction of braking assistance. Mechanical braking is still available, but loss of assistance can still be a safety risk, prompting the recall. No injuries related to the issue have been recorded.
Around 198,000 cars are involved in the recall. Notification letters will be sent to owners within the coming weeks.
Voluntary Recall of Certain V8 and V12-powered BMW and Rolls-Royce Models.
- Press Release
Woodcliff Lake, NJ – September 30, 2010… BMW of North America is submitting a letter to the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA) this week announcing a voluntary recall of approximately 198,000 V8 and V12-powered BMW 5 Series, 6 Series, 7 Series, and Rolls-Royce Motor Cars models produced 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. There has been no report of accidents or injuries.
BMW has prepared an inspection and repair procedure and will distribute replacement parts throughout the North American dealer network. Letters will be sent by First Class mail to owners of affected vehicles in the coming weeks, requesting the scheduling of a service appointment with an Authorized BMW Center to check their vehicle.
Drivers who experience reduced power braking assistance should immediately schedule a service appointment with an Authorized BMW Center. Customers with further questions should contact BMW Customer Relations at 1-800-525-7417 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Affected BMW models include:
* 2002-08 BMW 745i/Li, 750i/Li, and 760i/Li
* 2007-08 BMW Alpina B7
* 2004-10 BMW 645i and 650i
* 2004-10 BMW 545i and 550i
Affected Rolls-Royce Motor Cars models include:
* 2003-2010 Rolls-Royce Phantom models
(does not include Rolls-Royce Ghost)