BMW of North America is submitting a letter to the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA) this week announcing a voluntary recall of approximately 198,000 V8- and V12-powered BMW 5, 6 and 7 Series models as well as Rolls-Royce Motor Cars produced between model years 2002 and 2010.
In the affected vehicles, a leak may develop in the power braking system, potentially causing a vacuum loss and consequent reduction of power braking assistance.
The company claims mechanical braking is still available to slow and stop the vehicle. There have been no report of accidents or injuries. BMW has prepared an inspection and repair procedure for its dealers. The comapny will distribute replacement parts throughout the North American dealer network.
Letters will be sent by First Class mail to owners of affected vehicles in the coming weeks, requesting the scheduling of a service appointment with an Authorized BMW Center to check their vehicle. Drivers who experience reduced power braking assistance should immediately schedule a service appointment with an Authorized BMW Center.
Customers with further questions should contact BMW Customer Relations at 1-800-525-7417 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Affected BMW models include:
2002-08 BMW 745i/Li, 750i/Li, and 760i/Li
2007-08 BMW Alpina B7
2004-10 BMW 645i and 650i
2004-10 BMW 545i and 550i
Affected Rolls-Royce Motor Cars models include:
2003-2010 Rolls-Royce Phantom models (not Rolls-Royce Ghost)