BMW Recall: Integrated Brake Module Safety Concerns Addressed

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BMW Recall: Integrated Brake Module Safety Concerns Addressed

BMW of North America has initiated a recall encompassing 79,670 vehicles equipped with a defective integrated brake module, supplied by Continental Automotive Technologies GmbH of Frankfurt. The affected module spans five distinct part numbers, reflecting the diverse range of vehicles implicated in the recall.

The recall encompasses a multitude of vehicle configurations, commencing with the front-biased X1 xDrive28i crossover and extending to internal combustion-powered models featuring rear-biased platforms, such as the X5, X5 M, X6, X6 M, X7, Alpina XB7, XM, 7 Series, and 5 Series. Zero-emission vehicles, spanning from the i5 to the Spectre, Rolls-Royce’s inaugural production EV, are included in the recall.

BMW Recall: Integrated Brake Module Safety Concerns Addressed

BMW has identified a potential malfunction in the integrated brake system, resulting in diminished power assistance. While this may lead to the temporary cessation of both the antilock brake system and stability control system, the mechanical braking system remains unaffected, ensuring operational safety.

Moreover, the emergency function of the brake force distribution system remains intact, bolstering vehicle stability during braking maneuvers. To rectify the issue, BMW has instructed dealers to replace the faulty integrated brake modules with units sourced from outside the affected production window.

The replacement modules, characterized by similar part numbers (5A8D899, 5A8D8A9, 5A8D8B0, 5A8D8B9, and 5A8D8E0), ensure optimal functionality and safety. Affected customers will be promptly notified via mail, with notifications scheduled for dispatch no later than April 5.

In the case of Rolls-Royce’s Spectre, proactive communication channels, including phone or email, may be employed to apprise customers in advance. Alternatively, BMW customers can verify their vehicle’s status by inputting the 17-character vehicle identification number on the NHTSA’s website.

Internally designated as U11, the 2023 and newer X1 models utilize the UKL-derived FAAR platform. Notably, the X1 xDrive28i variant, priced at $40,500 (excluding the $995 destination freight charge), represents the most accessible specification available in the US market.

Conversely, the X5, X6, X7, Alpina XB7, XM, 5 Series, and 7 Series leverage the CLuster ARchitecture, a versatile platform accommodating electric powertrains akin to the FAAR platform. Looking ahead, BMW is poised to bolster its electric vehicle portfolio with the introduction of the Neue Klasse platform, slated to debut in the 2026 BMW iX3.

Rolls-Royce’s Spectre, riding on a derivative of the Architecture of Luxury, shares select components with the CLuster ARchitecture to optimize production efficiency and cost-effectiveness.

Priced above $420,000 in the US market, the Spectre stands atop Rolls-Royce’s lineup, with the impending transition to full electrification by 2030 heralding the end of the revered V12 powerplant era.


By Jayson O'Neil

Jayson is a car-o-holic, and you will often find him writing about cars & bikes here at DaxStreet. You can reach out to him at [email protected]

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