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BMW Recalls Several Vehicles Due to Electrical and Braking Problems

February 22, 2013
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California product liability attorneys are drawing attention to a number of BMW recalls. The automaker has announced several recalls of a number of vehicles to fix electrical and braking problems that have the potential to result in an accident.

California product liability attorneys are drawing attention to a number of BMW recalls.  The automaker has announced several recalls of a number of vehicles to fix electrical and braking problems that have the potential to result in an accident.

The first recall involves 2008-2012 one-series coupes and convertibles.  These cars were manufactured between December 2007 and July 2012.  The recall includes 2007-2011 3-series coupes and convertibles that were manufactured between March 2007 and July 2011, 2007-2011 3-series sedans manufactured between March 2007 and October 2011, and 3-series sports wagons manufactured between March 2007 and June 2011.

There is a defect which could result in the degradation of the power cable connectors and the corresponding terminal on the fuse box.  As a result, there may be a high flow of current, leading to a breakdown of the connection.  In such cases, there may be a shortage of electrical power, and this loss can cause the vehicle to stall, possibly raising the risk of an accident.

According to BMW, it will replace the positive battery cable connector free of charge.  All owners of BMW vehicles that are included in this recall are required to contact their dealer immediately.

The 2nd BMW recall involves 2007-2010 X5 SAV vehicles that were manufactured between September 2006 and March 2010.  This recall is due to a purported potential defect in the brake vacuum pump which could result in a leakage of a small amount of lubricant oil into the fluid.  This could cause the loss of power-assisted braking.  If this happens when a person is driving, it could increase stopping distance, and could increase the risks of being involved in a rear-ender accident.

In this recall too, the company has confirmed that it will replace the brake vacuum line.

 

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