FRANKFURT -- BMW said around 400 BMW X4
crossovers, built in Spartanburg, S.C., are being withheld from delivery
to Chinese customers until a potential brake problem has been fixed as
part of a global safety recall.
Cars built between mid-April and
end-June 2018 are being withheld from sale so that brakes can be fixed
as part of a recall of around 19,000 X3 and X4 vehicles, BMW said.
said it is not aware of any accidents caused by this issue and said the
recall, which started in July, was triggered by a supplier delivering
potentially faulty rear brake calipers.
"We are not handing them over to the customer until they have rectified the problem," a BMW spokeswoman said.
Thursday, Mercedes-Benz said SUVs and crossovers built in Tuscaloosa,
Ala., are being checked for potential brake problems by Shanghai customs
A trade dispute between China and
the United States escalated last week when Chinese authorities said they would
impose additional tariffs of 25 percent on $16 billion worth of U.S.
imports from steel products to autos.