BMW recalls multiple 2019-20 models

A brake booster fault has led BMW to recall models across its M3, M4, X5, X6, 7 Series, X7, 8 Series and M8 lines.

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BMW is recalling 49 vehicles across eight nameplates because of a brake booster fault.

“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,” the company says in its recall notice.

“Although the electronic brake force distribution function is maintained, the loss of the Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) may result in reduced braking performance.

“The reduction in breaking performance could increase the risk of an accident and injury to vehicle occupants or other road users. In the event of a serious accident, this may result in death.”

The recall affects the previous-generation M3 sedan and M4 coupe, plus the 7 Series, X5 and X5 M, X6 and X7.

Also affected are the 8 Series in convertible and coupe variants, and the sportier M8 in coupe and Gran Coupe body styles.

  • A total of 49 vehicles are affected
  • Vehicles were available for sale from July 27, 2019 to November 23, 2020
  • The VIN list is attached here
  • The original recall notice is attached here

BMW is contacting all affected owners. You can call the BMW Group Customer Interaction Centre on 1800 813 299 to organise a free inspection and repair.



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