Bentley, BMW, Chevrolet, Lamborghini Issue Recalls

2007-2011 Bentley Continental GT, Continental GTC, Flying Spur

The Problem: Models with carbon-ceramic brake discs may suffer brake failure. The steel screws that attach the brake rotors to the rear-wheel hub can rust if exposed to road salt, allowing them to break. Bentley says customers would notice a noise if some screws failed and that the brakes would still work so long as at least three of ten screws were still attached. The company says no cars have reported losing more than three steel screws, and that there are no reports of accidents due to this problem.

The Fix: Bentley will replace the screws with new ones that are less likely to corrode and fracture.

Number Of Vehicles Potentially Affected: 469 2007-2011 Bentley models.

2012-2013 BMW 320i and 328i, 2012-2013 BMW 528i, 2013-2014 BMW X1, 2013-2014 BMW X3, 2012-2014 BMW Z4 sDrive28i

The Problem: The vacuum pump that provides braking assistance might not be adequately lubricated, so it could fail and make it more difficult to apply the brakes.

The Fix: BMW will modify cars so that the vacuum pump doesn't lose lubrication.

Number Of Vehicles Potentially Affected: 76,191 BMW models in total: 37,473 320i and 328i sedans; 176 328i xDrive Sport Wagons; 12,708 528i sedans; 10,547 X1 sDrive28i and xDrive28i crossovers; 14,517 X3 xDrive28i crossovers; and 770 BMW Z4 sDrive28i sports cars.

2013-2014 Chevrolet Cruze

The Problem: In Chevrolet Cruze models with a manual transmission, the right-front half shaft could fracture and fail. If the car is in motion when that happens, the car would lose power and coast to a stop. If the car is parked, the failure could allow the car to roll unexpectedly.

The Fix: Chevrolet dealers will inspect and replace the half shaft assembly for free.

Number Of Vehicles Potentially Affected: 3161 2013-2014 Chevrolet Cruze sedans.

2007-2009 Lamborghini Gallardo, 2006-2010 Lamborghini MurciƩlago

The Problem: On models with carbon-ceramic brakes, steel screws that hold the brake rotors in place could fail if they are exposed to road salt. As with the aforementioned Bentley recall for a similar issue, Lamborghini says the brakes will continue to function so long as eight of the ten screws on each brake rotor remain attached. Lamborghini has no reports of accidents due to this problem.

The Fix: Lamborghini will replace the screws for free.

Number Of Vehicles Potentially Affected: 404 Lamborghini MurciƩlago supercars and 263 Lamborghini Gallardo supercars.

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