BMWBMW is recalling nearly 200,000 cars in North America because of possible leaks in their braking systems.

The recall affects BMW 5 Series, 6 Series and 7 Series vehicles with V8 and V12 engines from the model years 2002-2010, The Associated Press said. Rolls-Royce Motor Cars from the 2003-2010 model years are also affected.

BMW said that a leak could develop in the power braking system, creating a vacuum loss and the reduction of power braking assistance, though mechanical breaking would still be available.

There have been no reports of accidents or injuries.

Owners will be notified by mail in the next few weeks and asked to schedule an appointment with a dealer to have their vehicle examined.

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Charles

Give us a brake! Yeah. Give us a car where the brakes were made not to default. This may be time to fire and replace some robot mechanics.

October 01 2010 at 11:05 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
Connie

Gee, I am really happy with my little Beemer X3 ... of course I didn't go out to buy a Beemer -- it was just the best buy on the used car lot and only 10K miles on it. Three years and 50K miles later ... reliable and fun to drive. Apparently not recalled either.

October 01 2010 at 5:03 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
kalmar2

BMW: Bad Man Wagon enough said.

October 01 2010 at 3:02 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
hairhofla

What's the difference between a porcupine and a BMW? A porcupine has all it's pricks on the outside

October 01 2010 at 1:39 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Carole Ann

For the ultimate ride, drive a Lexus. I tried a BMW and it's hard riding, but then, as a woman, I prefer a smooth, comfortable, reliable and classy looking ride. Nothing attractive looking about a BMW. But then, it's really a man's type of car. Functional but unattractive.

October 01 2010 at 12:03 PM Report abuse -2 rate up rate down Reply
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jordyae2046

My mom has a Lexus. She loves it.

October 01 2010 at 12:06 PM Report abuse -1 rate up rate down Reply
RICHARD C.TAMEZ

My 5 series has been in shop 5 times over last 2 years. The issue, the cars twin turbo HPFP, high performence fuel pump. BMW cant seem to fix the problem and it has not recalled the vehicles. My car went from 75mph to 40 and going into "LIMP MODE" on LA freeway, if youve ever driven in LA, thats not where you want to be. This is a safety issue, but BMW argues that its not, because there have been no reported injuries. Man, what nerve. FIX MY CAR... I finally made a formal complaint to BMW USA, lets see what they do. Ill keep all informed.

October 01 2010 at 12:02 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
AMERICASMUSEUM

My '75 Chevelle Malibu is still working after 260,000 miles. I continue to buy American cars.

October 01 2010 at 12:00 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
AMERICASMUSEUM

Let's recall America. Is not working.

October 01 2010 at 11:58 AM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
bdenis14261

1 u dont own the road bmw owners 2 y the heck would i spend 70k on a bmw 3 series when i can just get a 2010 mustang 4 only 40k 3 check the motor trend magazine of both of those cars facing each other the mustang beats the bmw in a 1/4 mile and it beat its lap time by 4.4 seconds overall the mustang either equals or betters the bmw in all events for almost half the price of a bmw (big money wasted)

October 01 2010 at 11:19 AM Report abuse -1 rate up rate down Reply
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tmspitrow

banks and credit card companys are legal crooks,but manage to stay out of jail. greed is the word.

October 01 2010 at 11:08 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply