German automaker BMW stated around 400 BMW X4 vehicles, constructed in Spartanburg South Carolina, are being withheld from delivery to Chinese consumers until a potential brake problem has been repaired as part of a worldwide safety recall.
Cars constructed between mid-April and end-June 2018 are being withheld from sale so that brakes can be repaired as part of a recall of about 19,000 X3 and X4 vehicles, BMW stated.
BMW stated it is not aware of any incidents caused by this issue and stated the recall, which started in July, was caused by a supplier delivering potentially defective rear brake calipers.
“We are not handing them over to the consumer until they have rectified the problem,” a BMW spokeswoman stated.
Previously this week a trade dispute between China and the United States escalated when Chinese officials stated they would impose extra tariffs of 25 percent on $16 billion worth of U.S. imports from steel products to autos.
On Thursday Mercedes-Benz stated sports utility vehicles constructed in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, are being tested for potential brake issues by Shanghai customs officials.