Voluntary Recall of Certain V8 and V12-powered BMW and Rolls-Royce Models

News | October 1st, 2010 by 9

Press Release: BMW of North America is submitting a letter to the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA) this week announcing a voluntary recall of …

Press Release: 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.

Voluntary Recall of Certain V8 and V12 powered BMW and Rolls Royce Models

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 customer.relations@bmwna.com.

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)

[Source: BMW ]

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  • Lariv

    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.
    I love how this is a “voluntary” recall, probably nothing serious at all, probably.

  • FreudeKing

    Yet another huge recall this year due to cost cutting strategy from management. This pushes BMW’s recalls to date to 8 (highest number in decades)!!!

    Also note that they sell these cars worldwide. So are they going to issue a recall for the entire world or will they just have a recall in the US because they are most likely to be sued by customers there (like they did with the seat occupancy mat problem affecting teh deployment of airbags)!

    • viper

      Every company has recalls, in all industries. Wise up with the sensationalist childishness.

      Is there a way to filter comments between men and children on this blog? That would be a useful feature.

      • FreudeKing

        @Viper: What kind of worthless comment is that, of course all companies are exposed to the possibility of recalls. But the number of recalls is a good indication of what is going on inside the company, especially their product development and quality controls. 8 is an extremely high number and we are still far from the year end. Also, look at what this recall is doing to BMW’s brand image….

        btw. you considering yourself to be one of the men and to write about it here is childish! .

    • jw

      Come on! I’m sure their current management has nothing to do with the actions and productions from nearly a decade ago. I’m happy with the way BMW is handling this.situation. We’ve speculated about this issue for a little over a year and it’s not a major issue by any accounts.

      I commend BMW for their recalls. It’s much better than Audi’s sticking throttle, leaky cam adjuster seals and their exploding coil packs that they are still saying “if you notice a problem, we’ll replace them”. In my opinion, BMW is doing a great job and they make a great product…even if I am going to miss the V10.

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  • Hustla177

    i brought my car in and they said back order on my parts. Suck my car is oow but had major work done for over 2700 mechanic place charges me for bad vacumm hose, said leak oil pansand transmission leak.. do anyone in here know if this is relating to the recall by BMW and do i qualify for any reimbursement??? thanks

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