Recall Alert: 76,200 BMW Cars and SUVs

Vehicles Affected:
Approximately 76,200 model-year 2012-14 vehicles equipped with 2.0-liter four-cylinder gasoline engines, including the 1 Series, 3 Series, 5 Series, X1, X3 and Z4.

The Problem: An interruption in the oil supply to a part could mean the loss of power braking assist; this could require the driver to press harder on the brake pedal in order to stop.

The Fix: BMW will notify affected owners by mail, and dealers will repair the problem in the power braking system.

What Owners Should Do: The automaker said drivers who lose power brake assist should pull over and call for roadside assistance. Owners can call BMW at 800-525-7417 or email for more info; they can also call the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's vehicle-safety hotline at 888-327-4236 or go to

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Thanks for this post. Anyways, yes I agree. Drivers who lose power brake assist should pull over and call for roadside assistance.


Agent Mike

Is it just me, or does BMW appear to have an increase in the number of recalls/reliability issues. Now I get GM/Chrysler or Ford, but BMW is suppose to be at the Pinnacle of Craftsmanship and reliability. Has the Blue Roundel Traded reliability and Quality for Market Shares?


Agent Mike, BMW has never been reliable. They consistently rank average or below just like most of the Big 3 cars. People buy them "new" because of the free scheduled maintenance and "snob appeal". Quality is between good and great...

Agent Mike

Jay, My older BMers (1987& 89) were bullet proof. My newer ones... Well lets just say I won't every own another one. But it seems in the last 2-3 years they have had even more problems. And I agree people now buy them for Snob appeal and quite honestly afraid to tell others what a piece of crap they have spent 60K on.:)


I agree with Mike & Jay. My wife & I own 2 MINI Coopers and they've had issues from day 1. They have more rattles than the southwest and at least you can avoid the kind out there if you pay attention. Power steering died in my wife's years ago and it took BMW a DECADE to admit they had problems with 02-05 PS pumps and issue refunds for the $1000-$1500 repairs tens of thousands of customers paid out of pocket. Our next car will not be a BMW product. I'd rather buy Hyundai.

Agent Mike

Brian my newest BMW had issues from the first 30 days and on. Although BMW admitted there was an issue, they could never sort out what it was, nor could they repair it. Their answer was for me to adjust my driving style ???
Being German, They have a very difficult time admitting that they have F--ked something up. I ended up trading the car in right after the warranty expired. Bought a New Jag XF and have not regretted it one day. The Jag Service Center has no idea who I am when I walk in for maintenance. BMW could not say that:)

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