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BMW announces major worldwide car recall

BMW is recalling 350,800 BMW and Rolls-Royce cars worldwide due to a braking problem.

The German carmaker says it is recalling 26,000 BMW models in the UK and nearly 200,000 cars in the US.

Some 1,200 Rolls-Royces in the UK are also affected.

The UK recall involves BMW 5, 6 and 7 Series vehicles powered by V8 and V12 engines from the 2002-2010 model years and some Rolls-Royce Phantom cars from the 2003-2010 model years.

The problem involves leaks which could develop in the power braking system.

A BMW spokesman said: “We are writing to all the owners involved asking them to arrange a service appointment.

“There have not been any accidents or injuries.

“In extreme cases, a loss of power-assisted steering may occur but mechanical braking is still available.”

A similar problem was revealed this year in some BMW motorbikes.

In May BMW announced a recall of 122,000 motorcycles worldwide due to the discovery of a leak in the braking system.

The German vehicle manufacturer said a risk of leaks had been identified in the K 1200 GT model.

Japanese carmaker Toyota has recalled more than 8.5 million cars worldwide due to an accelerator and brake pedal fault.

Source: orange news

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