BMW Group is recalling about 176,000 of its four-cylinder, gasoline-powered core-brand vehicles from the 2012-2014 model years because of potential problems with the power brakes, the company said.
The vehicles, because of insufficient lubrication to a vacuum pump, can lose the power assistance in braking. The driver can still stop the car in the event of a loss of power braking, but it will take more force on the brake pedal, a BMW U.S. spokesman said.
Models involved in the recall all have turbocharged four-cylinder, 2.0-liter gasoline engines.
The recall covers the 2012-2014 320i, 328i, 320i xDrive and 328i xDrive sedans, as well as the 2014 328i xDrive Sports Wagon; 2012 and 2013 528i and 528i xDrive sedans; 2013-2014 X1 sDrive28i and X1 xDrive28i vehicles; and 2012-2014 X4 sDrive28i roadsters.
BMW said 76,191 of the vehicles are in the United States, about 25,000 in China, 9,376 in Canada, 6,841 in Germany, 2,738 in Mexico and the rest in other countries.