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Braking issue prompts BMW recall of model year 2019-2021 vehicles

The vehicles could suffer a loss of the Antilock Brake System and braking assistance

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BMW of North America is recalling 901 of the following:

  • Model year 2020-2021 8 Series Coupe, Grand Coupe and convertible 840i, 840i xDrive, M850i xDrive, M8 and 740 Li, 740 Li xDrive, 750 Li xDrive, M760 Li xDrive, X6 sDrive40i, X6 xDrive40i, X6 xdrive50i, X6 M50i, X6M vehicles,
  • Model year 2019-2021 X5 sDrive40i, X5 xDrive40i, X5 xDrive50i, X5 M50i, X5M, X7 xDrive40i, X7 xDrive50i, X7 M50i vehicles, and
  • Model year 2021 M3, M3 Competition, M4 Coupe, M4 Competition Coupe, X5 xDrive45e, 745 Le xDrive vehicles.

The rotor and shaft within the integrated brake system may not have been welded properly and could separate during a hard braking event, possibly resulting in a loss of the Antilock Brake System (ABS) and braking assistance.

A loss of ABS and a reduction in braking assistance can increase the risk of a crash.

What to do

BMW will notify owners, and dealers will replace the integrated brake system free of charge.

The recall is expected to begin April 5, 2021.

Owners may contact BMW customer service at (800) 525-7417.

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