BMW announces Recall of 198,000 V8 and V12-powered Cars

2005 BMW 750Li

If you own a late-model 5,6, or 7-series BMW or a Rolls-Royce Phantom, your car may be part of a recall being initiated by BMW this week.  The recall affects 198,000 cars from model years 2002 to 2010.  In the recalled cars, a leak can develop in the power braking system, leading to lessened braking assistance.  While this would not cause a full loss of braking ability, the driver of an affected vehicle will have to use more pressure on the brake pedal to bring their car to a full and complete stop.  Read on for the press release and complete list of affected vehicles.

While there have been complaints to BMW regarding this issue, there have been no reported accidents or injuries which can be blamed on it.  BMW already has an inspection and repair procedure created, and will be distributing replacement parts and recall notices in the coming weeks.

If you are already experiencing a loss in power braking assistance, make a service appointment with your BMW dealer immediately.  If you’re just concerned about this issue, go ahead and contact BMW Customer Relations at 1-800-525-7417 or email

List of affected models:

* 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

* 2003-2010 Rolls-Royce Phantom models (does not include Rolls-Royce Ghost)

Show Press Release

by John Suit

Source: BMW


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