NHTSA asks BMW to recall 14,000 vehicles in the US

BMW is recalling greater than 14,000 hybrid electrical automobiles within the US. Affected iX, i4 and i7 kind autos are constructed with an digital management unit for the battery pack, which may trigger energy loss resulting from a software program situation.

In line with a doc from the US Nationwide Freeway Visitors Security Administration (NHTSA), 5,389 2022 and 2023 mannequin 12 months iX autos are affected, spanning all engine choices provided (xDrive40, xDrive50 and iX M60). The manufacturing date was extra decisive: All automobiles had been produced between February 4, 2021 and October 28, 2022.

Within the case of the i4, there are 8,659 autos from the 17 March 2021 to 26 October 2022 manufacturing interval. As soon as once more all drive variants eDrive35, eDrive40 and i4 M50 are affected. Within the case of the i7, solely 38 all-wheel drive i7 xDrive60s produced between February 22, 2022 and October 27 final 12 months are affected.

“Excessive-voltage battery digital management unit software program could trigger electrical energy failure underneath sure automobile working situations. Particularly, an occasional misdiagnosis can happen within the battery administration electronics, inflicting the digital management unit to reset. “If a reset happens, it may end in an influence outage,” NHTSA says in its report.

BMW first realized of the issue in June 2022 and ran quite a few assessments to test the {hardware} and software program and slim down the fault. It took a while for BMW to work on the replace and determined to voluntarily recollect it in mid-December.

For the US a minimum of – it’s presently unknown whether or not the affected controller or software program can be put in on autos in different nations and whether or not there will likely be additional remembers. We are going to reply as quickly as BMW responds to our inquiry. A recall for Germany will not be but listed in KBA’s recall database.

However in line with the US doc, BMW assumes just one p.c of the 14,086 recalled autos had been affected. The motion consists of updating the software program of the controller. In line with US paperwork, the producer of the affected element is Panasonic Industrial Gadgets Europe GmbH, headquartered in Lüneburg, not BMW.

autoevrim.com, slashgear.com, nhtsa.gov

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