BMW Issues Recall Over Brake Concerns

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BMW of North America, LLC, has initiated a significant safety recall affecting 79,670 vehicles across various models due to a defect in the integrated brake system. Submitted on February 12, 2024, to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) under recall number 24V-104, this action underscores the potential risk associated with approximately 1% of the involved vehicles.

The recall spans multiple models, including the 2023-2024 BMW X1 xDrive28i, X5 series, X6, X7, XM, 530i, i5, 740i, i7, and the Rolls-Royce Spectre. These vehicles, produced between August 2, 2022, and October 26, 2023, may possess an integrated brake system that could fail to operate as intended. Key to this recall is the system’s failure to meet specifications, potentially affecting the vehicle’s stopping capabilities and stability control features.

Descriptive Information:

  • The vehicles in question were assembled with a specific integrated brake module supplied by Continental Automotive Technologies GmbH, located in Frankfurt, Germany. The part numbers involved are 5A8D899, 5A8D8A9, 5A8D8B0, 5A8D8B9, and 5A8D8E0.
  • This defect could result in a reduction of the power assist function, compromising the Antilock Brake System (ABS) and Dynamic Stability Control (DSC) systems. However, mechanical braking and emergency brake force distribution remain unaffected, ensuring some level of safety and vehicle control.

Safety Risk: The primary safety concern is the potential for extended stopping distances and diminished vehicle handling and control. Such conditions significantly elevate the risk of a crash, posing a serious threat to occupants and other road users.

Remedy: BMW has outlined a remedy program involving the replacement of the integrated brake system at no cost to owners. Notifications will be sent by First Class mail, instructing owners to visit authorized BMW centers or Rolls-Royce Motor Cars dealers for the free repair. The recall is set to commence with dealer notifications on February 12, 2024, followed by owner notifications starting April 5, 2024.

Owners may observe a warning lamp and message on the instrument cluster, indicating the malfunction. This proactive measure by BMW and Rolls-Royce aims to mitigate any safety risks and uphold their commitment to customer safety and vehicle reliability.

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