Edited and translated by Liang Jun, People's Daily Online
BMW will recall 2,116 X5 sports utility vehicles exported to China to correct a brake vacuum pump leak, according to China's quality watch dog on Thursday.
The recall will cover the X5 model's years 2007 to 2010 versions equipped with V-8 engines, according to a recall report submitted by BMW (China) Trading Co. to the General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine.
The affected vehicles were manufactured between May 9, 2006 and March 18, 2010 and the recall will start on March 18, according to the report.
The company said the "brake vacuum pump may leak a small amount of lubricating oil into the vacuum hose (which) could result in contamination of the brake booster." In some cases, "Loss of power assist braking could occur, which could increase stopping distance and lead to a vehicle crash", the company said.
BMW will provide free replacement parts and plans to notify customers and dealers.
Read the Chinese version: 宝马:在华召回部分X5汽车
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