- BMW is issuing a recall of 14,086 iX, i4, and i7 vehicles due to a potential issue regarding a high-voltage battery.
- The issue stems from a misdiagnosis in the battery management electronics, which could cause the control unit to reset and in turn create an interruption in electrical power.
- A separate recall affecting 367 2022–23 iX xDrive50, iX M60, and 2022 i4 eDrive40, and i4 M50 vehicles includes a Stop Drive order due to a fire risk.
BMW has issued a recall through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) on certain 2022 and 2023 iX, i4, and i7 models, totaling 14,086 vehicles. The recall issue relates to a misdiagnosis in the high-voltage battery management electronics system, which has the potential to cause the control unit to reset. The resulting reset in turn creates an interruption in electrical power, leading to an increased risk of crash.
Only 1 percent of potentially affected vehicles are expected to carry the defect, though owners of all the affected vehicles will be notified by mail of the potential defect. As of the December 20 filing date, BMW said it was not aware of any accidents related to the recall issue. Documents for the recall can be found here.
A separate recall affecting 367 BMW vehicles specifically involves the 2022 i4 eDrive40 and i4 M50, as well as the 2022 and 2023 iX xDrive50 and iX M60. NHTSA issued a Stop Drive warning and advised owners against charging their vehicles. Owners are also advised to park outdoors and away from structures due to an increased fire risk from a potential short circuit in the high-voltage battery. Owners were first notified of the recall by phone and email in August before notification letters were sent in September and December 2022, warning about the fire risk. BMW provided alternative transportation in the interim while owner vehicles awaited the remedy. Documents for this recall can be found here.
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