Technical guilt forces BMW and Jaguar to withdraw cars in China

 | October 16,2010 11:26 am IST

German auto giant BMW has recalled more than 21,000 luxury sedans from Chinese customers to fix the faulty brake system, while British carmaker Jaguar Land Rover has announced the recall of its 30 Discovery 3 TDV6 diesel vehicles.


BMW's vehicles which have been recalled include 21,383 imported BMW 5, 6 and 7 Series manufactured between Dec 14, 2001, and Nov 23, 2009, and 388 Rolls-Royce Phantom luxury cars manufactured between Jan 1, 2003, and Nov 30, 2009, Xinhua quoted a statement by the General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine (GAQSIQ).


BMW's recall is to fix faulty brake boosters, which may be contaminated by lubrication inside the vacuum pump and could cause failure of the brake boosting function, according to the GAQSIQ.


Jaguar Land Rover's recalls in China covered 30 units of imported Discovery 3 TDV6 diesel vehicles which have defective fore bearing lubrication inside the high-pressure fuel pump, the GAQSIQ said.


The Jaguar vehicle defect may cause a fuel leak or even fire under extreme conditions and is a potential safety hazard, the quality watchdog said.