Our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy have changed.

By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to the new Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.

200,000 BMW, Rolls-Royce cars recalled

by Peter Valdes-Dapena, senior writer

NEW YORK (CNNMoney.com) -- BMW of North America announced Thursday that is preparing to recall 198,000 BMW and Rolls-Royce cars because a leak can develop in their power brake systems.

The following cars are involved in the power brake recall and are all powered by V8 or V12 engines:

The Rolls-Royce Phantom is among the BMW cars involved in a power brake-related recall.
  • 2002-08 BMW 745i/Li, 750i/Li, and 760i/Li
  • 2007-08 BMW Alpina B7
  • 2004-10 BMW 645i and 650i
  • 2004-10 BMW 545i and 550i
  • 2003-2010 Rolls-Royce Phantom models

The smaller Rolls-Royce Ghost is not included.

The leak can cause a reduction in power braking assistance, although the cars can still be stopped using ordinary, unassisted braking power alone, BMW said in a statement.

BMW owns Rolls-Royce. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration launched an investigation into possible power steering problems in cars from another BMW brand, Mini, earlier this week.

There have been no reports of accidents or injuries as a result of the brake problem, BMW said. To top of page

Find Your Next Car
Index Last Change % Change
Dow 16,776.43 304.06 1.85%
Nasdaq 4,781.26 73.49 1.56%
S&P 500 1,987.05 0.00 0.00%
Treasuries 2.07 0.01 0.63%
Data as of 9:03am ET
Company Price Change % Change
Dow Chemical Co 46.31 1.86 4.18%
Ford Motor Co 14.19 0.20 1.43%
Pfizer Inc 33.48 0.40 1.21%
AT&T Inc 33.43 0.79 2.42%
Applied Materials In... 15.10 0.15 1.00%
Data as of Oct 5


The European Court of Justice has ruled that Facebook and others can't simply hand over data to U.S. authorities, by declaring a crucial agreement between the U.S. and EU invalid. More

Bermuda, the Cayman Islands and the British Virgin Islands are three of the world's biggest tax havens, according to a report from Citizens for Tax Justice and the U.S. Public Interest Research Group. More

Smarties, a Halloween candy staple, have been around for 66 years. Three Millennial women are revolutionizing it. More