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BMW recalls vehicles worldwide because of potential problems with the brake lines

4. September 2018

Affected by the recall or the delayed delivery are about 19,000 vehicles of the BMW X3 and X4, which rolled off the line in the American Spartanburg plant. Affected are cars built between mid-April and the end of June 2018. In Australia, some of the affected vehicles have already been delivered to customers. BMW Australia puts the number of recalls at about 400 cars. The affected customers have already been informed directly by BMW. As a result, a delivery of about 400 BMW X4 crossover SUVs to China was stopped until the problems with the brake lines were clarified, said a spokesman for the group. In June, the previously mandatory China CCC certification of brake lines was converted into a voluntary certification.

BMW informed, so far it had come to no accidents because of the brake lines or the brake system. The cause is a batch of possibly defective calipers for the rear axle of a supplier, whose name was not mentioned. There is the possibility that air could accumulate in the hydraulic brake system and the rear brake could fail, or under extreme circumstances, the brake pedal could be ineffective.




The Chinese Government and its CNCA (Certification and Accreditation Administration of China) regulatory body have not issued a statement regarding the recalls of BMW. However, a list of products was published in June 2018 that will no longer be subject to China CCC certification in the future. Among the numerous products are also brake lines. Manufacturers should therefore convert their certifications into the optional CQC or CCAP certificates. The two abbreviations stand for the Chinese certification authorities China Quality Certification Center (CQC) and the China Certification Center for Automotive Products (CCAP). We are pleased to assist you if you are a manufacturer of the affected products and have questions about the new regulations for a voluntary product certification.

For more information on how CCC certification may affect your company, or for more information about CCC certification in general, the process, and the associated costs, please visit our website and our News Section where you will find current updates twice a week.

Please do not hesitate to contact us for further details and consultation. You can contact us via e-mail, or call us (UK: +44 2071931135, Rest of Europe: +49 69 2713769150, US: +1 773 654-2673).

You can also check out our free CCC-Brochure, which can be downloaded right here as a PDF file or you consult our book (in English) “A Brief Guide to CCC: China Compulsory Certification”, which can be found directly hier on Amazon.

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About the author: Julian Busch is founder and managing director of MPR China Certification GmbH
Publisher: MPR China Certification GmbH

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