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BMW recalls 176 thousand cars due to possible brake system malfunction

October 01, 2013, 16:56 UTC+3
Malfunction of the intake camshaft, which may case loss of power braking assist
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Photo ITAR-TASS/ Mitya Aleshkovskiy

Photo ITAR-TASS/ Mitya Aleshkovskiy

BERLIN, October 1. (Itar-Tass) German automotive manufacturer BMW has announced a recall of around 176,000 cars world-wide due to a possible defect of the braking system.

There may be a malfunction of the intake camshaft, which may case loss of power braking assist. The brakes itself work nonetheless, the company emphasizes. The recall affects cars with a petroleum engine, 3-Series, 5-Series, X1, X3, and Z4 models  built between May 2012 and August 2013. Around 6800 such cars are registered in Germany alone.

The malfunction can be fixed at maintenance center in about two hours. All owners will receive a letter indicating they need to repair their vehicle.

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