2,893 BMWs Recalled in Australia

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It seems like some BMW models built between November 1, 2012 and July 31, 2013 might be experiencing some problems with the braking system and the Germans decided to call them into a dealership and take car of the problem.
In Australia, 2,893 vehicles will be recalled, part of a 176,000 unit recall that is taking place worldwide. Of these, 116 will be 1 Series, 1,985 3 Series Sedas, 91 Touring and nine GTs, 105 5 Series sedans, 277 X1s,  283 X3 models and 27 will be Z4s.

It seems like the problem is related to the vacuum pump that, at some point, might have a problem with lubrication  due to a manufacturing defect. If this should occur, the power brakes might have less power than recommended and therefore have their effectiveness reduced.

“The failure of the brake booster unit is generally noticed over time as the pedal force needed for braking gradually increases. If the unit fails completely, the driver must exert increased force on the brake pedal,” BMW Australia product communications manager Scott Croaker told CarAdvice.

The cars will be taken into custody, a visual inspection of the intake camshaft will be performed and, the cars that have the problem, will have the part replaced in a process that might take up to 5 hours, free of charge.

Via: Car Advice
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