Brake Booster Fault Causes BMW Recall in Australia

MELBOURNE — BMW Australia Ltd. is recalling nine model-year 2019-2020 BMW coupe, sedan, convertible and wagon models because of a potential brake booster fault.

According to the Australian Competition & Consumer Commission’s Product Safety Australia recall report, the defect is “Due to a manufacturing fault in the hydraulic unit brake booster, panic braking could cause loss of brake power assistance and the Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) without prior warning. Although the electronic brake force distribution function is maintained, the loss of the Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) may result in reduced braking performance.”

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The report adds this could lead to a reduction in braking performance and subsequently an accident with potential consequences like injuries.

The 49-vehicle population affected by the recall covers the following models:

BMW F92 M8 Coupe
BMW F93 M8 Sedan
BMW F95 X5 M Wagon
BMW G05 X5 Wagon
BMW G06 X6 Sedan
BMW G07 X7 Wagon
BMW G11 7 Series Sedan
BMW G14 8 Series Convertible
BMW G15 8 Series Coupe
BMW G80 M3 Sedan
BMW G82 M4 Coupe

The government agency is urging owners to contact BMW Australia to arrange inspection and, if necessary, repair.