BMW recall may affect 350,000 cars

Power breaking leaks could plague certain BMW and Rolls Royce models

Published October 1, 2010 1:01PM (EDT)

BMW AG says the recall of nearly 200,000 luxury vehicles in the U.S. to fix leaks that could develop in the power braking system might also affect another 150,000 cars of the same series around the globe.

Spokesman Frank Strebe said Friday there are globally 345,000 BMWs of the 5 Series, 6 Series and 7 Series vehicles powered by V8 and V12 engines and almost 6,000 Rolls Royce Phantom models that could be affected by the problem.

But he said that there were no plans yet for recalls in countries outside the U.S.

He added the company went ahead with the recall in the U.S. because it's the biggest market concerned and because of the legal situation there.

Strebe stressed there have been no reports of accidents or injuries.

By Associated Press

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