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July  7, 1999
Contact: Tim Hurd
Tel. No. (202) 366-9550

Bayerische Motoren Werke

BMW 323i Year: 1999
BMW 328i Year: 1999

Number Involved: 31,000
Dates of Manufacture: June 1998 - March 1999
Defect: On certain passenger vehicles, it is possible that the retaining clip that secures the brake booster pushrod to the brake pedal arm was not properly installed during production. The clip could detach from the pin on the brake pedal arm, allowing the pushrod to disconnect from the arm. If this occurs, braking would not be possible, increasing the risk of a crash.
Remedy: Dealers will inspect the clip for tight installation and replace the clip if it is loose. Owner notification began in May 1999. Owners who do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact BMW at 1-800-831-1117.

[NHTSA Recall No. 99V100]