BMW recalls 350,000 cars, including Rolls-Royces
October 1, 2010
(ChattahBox Technology News) – 350,000 cars are being recalled by the world’s biggest premium car manufacturer, BMW, due to some possible problems regarding the braking system. BMW stated that there were no accidents caused by this minor flaw. One of the company’s spokesman declared on Sunday, “In some cars brake fluid has leaked into the hydraulics, preventing pressure from building up. The customer notices this since he needs to apply more pressure to the brake, but the brakes still work.”Friedrich Eichiner, Chief Financial Officer, reported to Reuters that he doesn’t expect the repairing process to require a lot of technical effort, but there was no mentioning regarding the costs involved in the recall.
The problems tended to appear on cars which have a very high mileage and equipped with the eight and twelve cylinder engines well known in the U.S.
There are almost 345,000 BMW cars from the 5th, 6th and 7th Series that have been manufactured since 2002 and are being recalled now by the Bavarian company. Of this number, around 200,000 are owned by Americans.