A global recall involving 371,756 vehicles has reportedly been started by BMW because of an integrated brake system defect. A wide range of BMW model series are affected by this recall, starting with the small class 2 Series Active Tourer and X1, moving up to the premium 5 and 7 Series sedans, the X3, X4, X5, X6, and X7 SUV lines, and their high-performance M models and electric cars, the iX1, i5, and i7.

Because of the problem with the integrated braking system, which depends on an electric actuator to keep the brake pressure constant, more pedal power may be required while applying brake pressure. Additionally, it may disable important brake control features like DSC (dynamic stability control) and ABS (anti-lock braking system). Despite the fault’s severity, no documented occurrences of accidents resulting in property damage or personal harm have been linked to it. In addition to facilitating smooth braking, BMW’s advanced technology enables owners of M models to customize their braking characteristics, making them either gentle for daily use or firm for track sessions. But these advantages are compromised by the flaw that was found, necessitating an immediate recall.

Owners of the impacted vehicles are being contacted via letter, asking them to make an appointment to visit their nearby BMW facilities. Almost 47,000 car owners have been contacted alone in Germany. The automaker claims that the issue appears as a special notice on the dashboard, alerting drivers to the possibility of needing to apply more pedal force and to avoid braking suddenly.

The failure of the hydraulic brake force support could result from a signal interruption in the engine position sensor, which has been identified as the primary source of the defect. BMW has promised to replace the integrated brake system in every vehicle that is impacted as a repair. Despite the administrative and technological difficulties that come with such a broad recall, BMW has demonstrated its proactive approach to guaranteeing the safety and dependability of its fleet by implementing this precautionary recall, which affects a variety of models manufactured between 2022 and 2024.

Additionally, a recall involving about 79,670 cars from BMW of North America’s 2023 and 2024 lineup has been started. February 2024 saw the publication of the recall notice. The i5 and i7 electric, the 2023 and 2024 editions of the 5 and 7 Series, the X1, X5, X6, X7, and XM are among the models that are included in the recall. The Rolls-Royce Spectre is also covered by the recall. To find out if their car is covered by the recall, owners are urged to check the NHTSA recalls website.

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