Seems like BMW is going through a tough phase. After recalling 1.3 Million cars last year regarding a problem with a battery cable cover, the German car maker has now recalled 176,000 vehicles internationally over a problem with the power brake system.
The company stated that, in some rare cases, an interruption in oil supply to a part may lead to loss of power braking assist. The brakes will work, but the driver will have to apply extra pressure on the brake pedal to achieve the necessary brake pressure to stop the vehicle.This comes as a serious threat to safety in case of emergency braking to unaware drivers.There is no information whether this recall is applicable to BMW cars sold in India.
The recall covers 76,200 vehicles sold in the US. The models affected by the recall include:-
2012-14 BMW 320i and 328i sedans
2014 328i xDrive sports wagons
2012-13 BMW 528i sedans
2013-14 BMW X1 sDrive28i and X1 xDrive28i
2013-14 BMW X3 xDrive28i
2012-14 BMW Z4 sDrive28i.
The company says owners will be notified by mail to bring their cars in for the repair job.
BMW says that if brake assist power is lost, drivers should pull over and call roadside assistance.
Although there is no information about the recall in India, the number of affected vehicles may be low for India considering that only petrol engine models have been affected by the recall, and the non-availability of many of the aforementioned models in India.
We hope BMW India acknowledges the problem (if any) to any car in India and keeps the customers satisfied.