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BMW Recalls Vehicles For Braking Issues

By Bret B - October 2nd 2010

BMW has issued a recall for it's 5-Series, 6-Series and 7-Series models that come equipped with the V8 and V12 Engines. An issue with the braking system may cause a partial or complete loss of power braking assist. 

It's unknown at this time exactly what actions will be taken, but having performed several recalls on European myself, this will likely consist of a visual inspection to identify if the component in question is leaking. If found leaking it may be repaired or replaced, and if it's not leaking some type of repair may occur to prevent future leakage.

Here's the official recall information from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA):


BMW is recalling certain model year 2004-2010 5-Series, 6-Series, and model year 2002-2008 7-Series Vehicles. A check valve of the brake vacuum pump may leak a small amount of lubricating oil. Over time this could result in contamination of the brake booster.


Power assist braking performance could be adversely affected. In extreme cases there could be a complete loss of power assist braking. As unexpected reduction or loss in power braking assist may increase the risk of a crash.


BMW has not yet provided a remedy or an owner notification schedule for this campaign. Owners may contact BMW at 1-800-525-7417.


Here are the affected vehicles:

2004-10 545i and 550i

2004-10 645i and 650i

2002-08 745i/Li750i/Li760i/Li 

2007-08 Alpina B7

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