More than 75, 000 units of several BMW vehicles are being affected by a recall issued for the loss of power brake assist which can lead to the result in the cars failing to stop.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has been notified by the German based automaker for more than 75, 000 units of the 3-Series, 5-Series, X1, X3 and Z4. According to the car manufacturer, the recall is affecting the 2012-2014 models, which have been equipped with either the N20 or the N26 engine, produced between May 2012 and August 2013.
The company says that the result in loss of power brake assist has been traced to the restricted oil supply from the intake cam shaft to the brake vacuum pump. This may cause the brake vacuum pump to fail and, in this case, the result will be a loss of power brake assist. The driver will have to apply greater pedal pressure and the distance required to stop the vehicle will increase, but the hydraulic brakes will still function.
Three minor incidents with no confirmed injuries have been reported by BMW across the United States. BMW will begin notifying owners of the above mentioned models in November and the repairs will be performed at no cost to the owners. The company’s dealers will stop selling and delivering any affected vehicles until the repairs have been performed.