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10/01/10
automotive
BMW to recall 350,000 luxury cars
BMW has said that it will recall up to 350,000 luxury cars worldwide due to a problem with brakes.

BMW said the recall was in response to a fault with the power braking system, but the cars were not unsafe

The recall affects V8 and V12 engine cars in the BMW 5, 6 and 7 ranges, and Rolls-Royce - a BMW subsidiary - built between July 2001 and November 2009.

Of the total, 11,427 cars - including 905 Rolls-Royces - are in the UK, and 198,000 in the US.

"In the affected vehicles, a leak may develop in the power braking system, potentially causing a vacuum loss and consequent reduction of power braking assistance," said the company in a statement.

However, mechanical braking is still available to slow and stop the vehicle, and there have been no reported accidents or injuries.

Any concerned BMW owners should contact the BMW customer service number on 0800 325600

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