BMW recalls 83 iX and i4 EVs over battery fire concerns

BMW is recalling 83 and vehicles after investigating multiple battery fires involving the two EVs. In a sighted by The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is warning owners of select iX xDrive 50, iX M60, i4 eDrive40 and i4 M50 vehicles not to drive, charge or park their cars inside.

Following its initial investigation into an overseas incident involving a 2022 i4 eDrive in April, BMW found a manufacturing defect in select Samsung SDI battery cells in iX models manufactured between December 2, 2021 and June 30, 2022 and in i4- Models born between June 22 and June 13, 2022.

BMW has already informed dealers about the recall. The automaker will replace the batteries in affected vehicles free of charge. BMW adds that there are no known accidents or injuries due to the battery failure. Affected owners can expect a notification letter by September 19. You can also contact us in advance for more information.

For those worried about a possible repeat of the situation Chevy Bolt owners have been through with GM, it’s worth noting that BMW sources batteries for its iX and i4 electric vehicles from two manufacturers: CATL and Samsung SDI. In contrast, GM single-sourced the pre-2021 Bolt’s battery from LG Chem.

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