BMW of North America issued an official recall for cars fitted with the N20 2-liter 4-cylinder petrol engine in the US due to potential brake power assistance issues. The number of cars affected is estimated at just under 9,000 units, 8,988 to be more precise.
According to the NHTSA’s campaign number 14V627000, the aforementioned cars have a vacuum pump on that could have insufficient lubrication leading to brake power assistance failure leading, in turn, to an increase in the risk of a crash.
The affected cars are as follows:
- 2012-2014 BMW 320i (Sedan)
- 2012-2014 BMW 328i (Sedan and Sport Wagon)
- 2012-2013 BMW 528i (Sedan, with or without xDrive)
- 2012-2014 BMW X1 (sDrive28i and xDrive28i)
- 2013-2014 BMW X3 (xDrive28i)
- 2012-2014 BMW Z4 (sDrive28i Roadster)
- 2014 BMW 428i (Coupe with and without xDrive)
Owners will be notified by BMW and recalled to their local dealers. The remedy includes installing a locking ring in the camshaft to retain the camshaft seal disk in the proper location. Of course, everything will be free of charge and the recall is expected to begin next week. However, if you still have questions about the safety of your car you may contact BMW at 1-800-525-7417 or the NHTSA directly at 1-888-327-4236.