79,000-Plus BMWs, Rolls-Royces Recalled for Brake Systems

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No vehicle is immune from a recall no matter how much it costs, and no finer evidence of that has been offered lately than a new recall from BMW that also affects Rolls-Royce Spectres. (BMW is Rolls-Royce’s parent company.) The issue is over a malfunctioning brake system.

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Affected SUVs, sedans and electric vehicles include the following:

  • 2023 BMW X1
  • 2024 BMW 5 Series, i5, X5 and X6; Rolls-Royce Spectre
  • 2023-24 BMW 7 Series, i7, X7 and XM

The integrated brake system may malfunction, resulting in a loss of power brake assist or causing the antilock brake and Dynamic Stability Control systems to malfunction. A loss of power brake assist can extend the distance required to stop the vehicle; additionally, malfunctioning ABS or DSC systems can cause a loss of control. Either situation can increase the risk of a crash.

Though the problem sounds complicated, the fix for owners is simple enough: Dealers will replace the integrated brake system for free. Owners will be notified April 5; those with further questions can contact BMW at 800-525-7417, Rolls-Royce at 877-877-3735, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s vehicle-safety hotline at 888-327-4236, or visit its website to check your vehicle identification number and learn more.

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