BMW have said they are working quickly to resolve problems that have caused a recall for certain cars. The recall affects V8 and V12 powered BMW 5 series, 6 series, 7 series and Rolls Royce models produced between July 2001 and November 2009.
BMW said the recall was due to a fault with the power braking system and insist that the cars are not unsafe. Of the total cars affected 11,427 which include 905 Rolls Royce's are in the UK and 198,000 are in the United States. A statement from the company explains that a leak may develop in the power braking system of the affected cars which could potentially cause a vacuum loss and consequent in the reduction of power braking assistance. BMW executive Mr Robertson stresses that 'you get a slight reduction in braking but you do not lose it'.
In the UK, concerned BMW owners have been advised to contact the BMW customer services on 0800 325600.
BMW's move is not a recall in the strictest sense as it is a voluntary recall by the company. The term 'recall' is generally reserved for a compulsory measure required by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, often in conjunction with serious safety issues.
By Geraldine Ashton Green
Mon, 04 Oct 2010