BMW is calling back globally around 176,000 units of its four-cylinder, gasoline-powered vehicles from model years 2012 to 2014 due to potential issues with the power brakes.
Models involved in the campaign all have under the hood the turbo-charged four-cylinder, 2-litre engines that run on gasoline. They include the 320i, 328i, 320i xDrive, 328i xDrive sedans from the 2012 to 2014 model years, together with the 2014 328i xDrive Sports Wagon; model year 2012 and 2013 528i and 528i xDrive sedans; 2013 and 2014 X1 sDrive28i and X1 xDrive28i vehicles; and model year 2012 to 2014 X4 sDrive28i roadsters.
The vehicles, because of insufficient lubrication to a vacuum pump, can remain without the power assistance when braking. The driver can still stop the car in the event of a loss of power braking, but it will take more force on the brake pedal, a BMW U.S. spokesman said.
Of the total recall, 76,191 units are in the United States, around 25,000 are in China, 9,376 in Canada, 6,841 in Germany, 2,738 in Mexico and the rest in other markets, BMW said. BMW in the United States will notify customers in November of the problem, and when a repair is expected to be ready in December, it will tell owners to bring their vehicles in to dealerships for the repair.