Brake Booster Fault Causes BMW Recall in Australia

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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.

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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.

Mike Geylin
Mike Geylin

Mike Geylin is the Editor-in-Chief at Hagman Media. Geylin has been in automotive communications for five decades working in all aspects of the industry from OEM to supplier to motorsports as well as reporting for both newspapers and magazines on the industry.