14,000 BMW electric vehicles recalled in US due to electronics failure
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The BMW iX, i4 and i7 electric vehicles will be subject to the recall. They found a software failure in the high-voltage battery of the electronic control unit.
BMW plans to recall 14,086 i4, i7 and iX electric vehicles due to a software failure. The recall applies to vehicles sold in the US market. Details are on the Carscoops website.
The problem lies in the software of the high-voltage battery of the electronic control unit. Due to this failure, the car may stop working while driving.
BMW first became aware of this problem in 2022. Then the dealer in China saw the car with an error message. It was linked to a problem with the transmission, after which a technical review was initiated.
BMW's investigation found that the warranty claim rate was less than one percent. A more detailed analysis showed that the likelihood of this malfunction increased over time.
BMW noted that so far there have been no cases of a complete failure of the car. There are also no reports of any injuries or deaths related to this issue.
The recall covers 5389 iX crossovers, 8659 i4 sedans and 38 i7 sedans produced between 2021 and 2022.BMW in February to contact the owners of electric vehicles via e-mail. They will be informed that their vehicles need a software update.