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BMW recalls more than 14,000 electric vehicles that may suddenly lose power


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BMW announced Voluntary withdrawal out of more than 14,000 i4, i7and iX vehicles manufactured between October 14, 2021 and October 28, 2022. The recall states that “[d]Due to software issues, monitoring of high voltage battery charging may be affected. This can lead to interruptions during high-voltage battery charging, temporary power outages while driving, or stalling.”

The good news for owners of affected vehicles is that a fix is ​​available and it’s as simple as updating the ECU software. BMW did not issue a stop-drive announcement and said it was safe to charge and drive your car. Owners of potentially affected vehicles will receive a letter informing them of the recall but do not need to wait to be contacted before scheduling an appointment with their local BMW dealer to receive a part update. soft. The repair is free and only takes about an hour.

If you have an i4, i7 or iX and want to check if your vehicle is covered by this recall without waiting for a mail to arrive, you can enter your vehicle’s VIN on the BMW recall website here.

This is not the first time BMW has recalled the i4 and iX. Back in September, BMW issued a small recall for both vehicles due to concerns that a total of 83 vehicles could have damaged batteries that could short-circuit and cause a fire. The battery needs to be replaced. And last August, BMW issued a recall for nearly 7,000 i4s and iXs because their driver screens did not display safety information such as warning lights or warning messages. However, unlike the battery problem, that problem can be fixed by updating the software of the head device.

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