BMW and Rolls-Royce Recall
October 4, 2010
No manufacturer is immune from the possibility of a defect affecting its vehicles. BMW and Rolls-Royce have announced a recall of 198,000 vehicles, covering years 2002-2010.
The company says “a leak may develop in the power braking system, potentially causing a vacuum loss and consequent reduction of power braking assistance.” Though mechanical braking is available, the difference between the expected of performance of these vehicles’ normal braking and those with the leak could result in problems for drivers.
The affected vehicles incluce the BMW 5-, 6-, and 7-series, and the Rolls-Royce Phantom, which has a sticker price of between $380,000 and $450,000. Even expensive vehicles can exhibit manufacter defects.