It seems that product recalls are becoming a trend these days. After recalls made by world renowned automaker Toyota, milk powder maker Abbott, now comes Germany‘s luxury automaker BMW.

BMW is recalling 350,800 BMW and Rolls-Royce cars worldwide due to brake problems. A spokesman for the company, however, reiterated that the brake problem was ‘without danger’. The cars being recalled includes, 5,800 limousines by Rolls-Royce in Britain, and 198,000 BMW cars in the United States (US).

The brake problem occurs during an extended period of operation of the cars’  braking system that becomes “slightly more difficult to use” according to a BMW spokesman. “It’s a voluntary recall, we took it upon ourselves. It affects large-engined 5, 6 and 7-series (BMW‘s) and Rolls Royce‘s cars,” the spokesman added. These include models with the V8 and V12 engines.

“The potential fault is a small leak that could develop in the power-assisted braking system … if there is a leak the car would lose some breaking power but should still be able to stop,” the spokesman explained. –

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