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BMW recalls 155,627, Mercedes-Benz recalls 42,742 vehicles with engine, braking issues (Full Lists)

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*Mercedes-Benz USA discloses the affected vehicles may not be equipped with an inspection gauge to check the wear of the rear brake pads

Isola Moses | ConsumerConnect

The camshaft timing bolts may loosen, causing the vehicle to stall

BMW of North America is recalling 155,627 of the following vehicles:

Model year 2010-2012 1 Series Coupes, 1 Series Convertibles, 3 Series Sedans & 3 Series Convertibles,

Model year 2010-2011 3 Series Sportswagons, 3 Series Coupes, 5 Series Sedans, X3 xDrive 28is, X3 xDrive 30is, X5 xDrive30is and Z4 sDrive30i vehicles.

The aluminum bolts that secure the housing for the variable camshaft timing adjustment (VANOS) unit can loosen over time and possibly break.

Loose or broken VANOS housing bolts can result in an engine stall, posing the risk of a crash.

In connection with what to do in addressing the defect, the company said dealers would replace the four VANOS bolts free of charge.

BMW will send interim letters notifying owners of the safety risk around December 12, 2023. Second letters will be mailed once the remedy is available, agency report said.

Affected vehicle owners may contact BMW Customer Service on (800) 525-7417.

Mercedes-Benz recalls 42,742 vehicles for braking system

In a related development, Mercedes-Benz USA (MBUSA) is recalling  42,742 vehicles over the braking issue.

The automobile manufacturer stated the affected vehicles may be missing a brake inspection gauge

The company is also recalling 42,742 of the following vehicles:

  • Model year 2019-2020 A220s,
  • Model year 2020 CLA250s, GLB250s, AMG A35s, AMG CLA45s & AMG CLA35s and
  • Model year 2021 GLA250s.

The vehicles may not be equipped with an inspection gauge to check the wear of the rear brake pads, said Mercedes-Benz.

Aside from this, information for using this inspection gauge might not be included in the owner’s manual, report said.

The company said that driving with worn brake pads can reduce braking ability, increasing the risk of a crash.

It noted that dealers would install an inspection gauge and provide supplemental owner’s manual information free of charge.

Notification letters are expected to be mailed to owners December 31, 2023.

Meanwhile, affected vehicle owners may contact MBUSA Customer Service on (800) 367-6372.

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