WASHINGTON — BMW of North America is recalling 8,988 vehicles, including the 2014 BMW 328i xDrive Sports Wagon and 2013-'14 BMW X1 sDrive28i and X1 xDrive28i SUV, because of a loss of power brake assist, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is an expansion of an earlier recall this year for 76,200 BMW vehicles in the U.S.
Other vehicles in the expanded recall, which was announced on Saturday by NHTSA, include the 2012-'14 BMW 320i, 328i, 320i xDrive and 328i xDrive sedan; 2012-'13 BMW 528i and 528i xDrive sedan; 2013-'14 BMW X3 xDrive 28i SUV; 2012-'14 BMW Z4 sDrive28i roadster and 2014 BMW 428i and 428i xDrive coupe.
"Due to insufficient lubrication, the vacuum pump that supplies brake power assistance may fail," said NHTSA in its recall summary. "A failure of the brake vacuum pump results in a reduction in braking power that could increase the risk of a crash."
BMW did not respond immediately to an Edmunds query asking if there are any injuries, crashes or fatalities linked to the recall.
BMW said earlier that the braking system remains operational, but the amount of pedal pressure required to bring the vehicle to a full stop will be increased.
BMW dealers will install a locking ring in the camshaft to retain the camshaft seal disk in the proper location. The recall is expected to begin in late November. Owners can contact BMW at 1-800-525-7417.
Edmunds says: It's time to schedule a service appointment with your dealer if you own one of these vehicles. BMW says drivers experiencing a loss of power braking assist in the meantime should pull over to a safe location, stop the vehicle and call BMW Roadside Assistance at 1-800-332-4269.