BMW Recall: 320i and 328i Vehicles Called Back Over Brake Issues

Oct 01, 2013 01:28 PM EDT | Matt Mercuro

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BMW has recalled its 2012-14 320i and 328i sedans in the U.S. because of a loss of power brake assist.

The decision is part of a larger global recall of approximately 176,000 vehicles according to Edmunds.

Other vehicles involved in the U.S. recall include: the 2012-'14 BMW 320i and 328i xDrive sedan, 2014 328i xDrive Sports Wagon, 2012-13 528i and 528i xDrive sedan, 2013-'14 X1 sDrive28i and X1 xDrive28i, 2013-'14 X3 xDrive28i and 2012-'14 Z4 sDrive28i.

In affected models, the braking system still remains operational, but the amount of pedal pressure required to stop the vehicle will be "significantly greater," said BMW in a press statement.

"You still have the ability to stop the car," said Matthew Russell, a BMW of North America spokesman, according to Edmunds. "The brake system integrity is not compromised."

Owners of the vehicles can still drive them until the recall officially begins.

Vehicles listed in the recall are equipped with the BMW TwinPower Turbo 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine.

"In very rare cases, the oil supply that provides lubrication to the vacuum pump which operates the power assist brake booster may be interrupted," BMW said. "If that happens, the driver will experience a loss of power braking assist."

The German automaker will begin notifying owners by mail to bring their cars. A date has not been released by BMW as to when the recall will begin officially.

Owners with more questions can contact BMW at 1-800-525-7417.

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