BMW Recalls Plug-In Vehicles Over Fire, Shock Hazard

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October 19, 2018
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Even plug-in vehicles are at risk of experiencing equipment failure. The latest recall campaign associated with plug-in vehicles comes from BMW. According to the company, many of its vehicles come with charge cord capacitors that could fail.

Units that may present the issue include the 2018 and 2019 plug-in 330e, the 530e and 530e xDrive, 740Le xDrive iPerformance, X5 xDrive 40e, and the Mini Countryman S E All4. The 2018 BMW i3 hatchbacks and all 2019 BMW i8 and i8 Roadster vehicles are also at risk as well.

In the case the capacitors fail, a shock hazard or a fire may ensue. As a result, accidents and injuries, perhaps even deadly, may also arise.

Owners will receive notifications regarding this recall in the mail. BMW should start sending out these notices in mid-November. The company will urge consumers to take their vehicles to a dealer where the staff will inspect the charge cord. If needed, they will replace the charge cord for free.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is reporting that because this issue could lead to deadly injuries, car owners should not delay in responding or reacting.

Never Ignore A Serious Recall Report From The NHTSA

Federal regulators often warn drivers about the risks associated with allowing recalls to remain open. If the agency reports that a particular recall campaign is serious because it could lead to deaths, car owners should not ignore it.

We often write about recalls on our blog to remind readers that they should never ignore a campaign that impacts their vehicle. The consequences could be serious, putting them and their loved ones in great danger.

The latest BMW recall is a great example, as the issue tied to this campaign may lead to injury and death. If you are a BMW driver, you may read more about this recall by following this link.

Continue visiting our blog for more details on open recalls and how you should proceed to avoid accidents.

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