The folks over at BMW probably aren’t too thrilled right now. Dow Jones Newswires announced Friday that German auto giant BMW will recall more than 345,000 vehicles worldwide after discovering potential issues with their power braking systems. BMW spokesman Frank Strebe announced Friday there are 345,000 BMW’s globally in the 5 Series, 6 Series and 7 Series (2002-2010 models) lineup with V8 and V12 engines and nearly 6,000 Rolls Royce Phantom models (2003-2010) that could be affected by the problem. Oh, that’s not good at all.
For now, the BMW recall is focusing only on the United States. BMW is urging car owners to make a service appointment as soon as possible. Strebe said,
There have not been any accidents or injuries. In extreme cases, a loss of power-assisted steering may occur but mechanical braking is still available.
BMW is not alone. Last week, over 140,000 vehicles were affected in the Hyundai Sonata recall. Before that, Japanese automaker Toyota announced a recall involving 9 million cars worldwide. Can’t anyone make a decent car anymore?