- BMW issued a recall of 14,086 iX, i4and i7 vehicle due to potential problems regarding the high voltage battery.
- The problem stems from a misdiagnosis in the battery management electronics, which can cause the control unit to reset and in turn create a mains power interruption.
- A separate recall affecting the 367 2022–23 iX xDrive50, iX M60, and 2022 i4 eDrive40, and i4 M50 vehicles includes a Stop Drive order due to fire risk.
BMW has issued a recall through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) on select 2022 and 2023 iX, i4, and i7 models, for a total of 14,086 vehicles. The recall issue is related to a misdiagnosis in the high-voltage battery management electronics system, which could potentially cause the control unit to reset. The resulting reset in turn creates interruptions to the mains power, leading to an increased risk of accidents.
Only 1 percent of potentially affected vehicles are expected to carry the defect, although owners of all affected vehicles will be notified by mail of the potential defect. On the December 20 filing date, BMW said it was not aware of any accidents related to the recall issue. Documents for recall can be found here.
The separate recall affecting 367 BMW vehicles specifically involves the 2022 i4 eDrive40 and i4 M50, and the 2022 and 2023 iX xDrive50 and iX M60. The NHTSA issued a Stop Drive warning and advised owners against charging their vehicles. Owners are also advised to park outdoors and away from buildings due to the 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 notice letters were sent out in September and December 2022, warning of the risk of fire. BMW provides alternative transportation temporarily while the owner’s vehicle awaits repair. Documents for this withdrawal can be found here.
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