SIM 61 07 20 Recall 20V-601: High-Voltage Battery – 2020-2021 MINI Countryman (PHEV)

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MODEL

E-Series Model Description Production Date
F60 MINI Cooper SE Countryman ALL4– PHEV Only March 12, 2020 – September 15, 2020

 

AFFECTED VEHICLES

Vehicles which require this Campaign to be completed will show it as “Open” when checked either in AIR, the “Service Menu” of DCSnet (Dealer Communication System), ISPA Next or Warranty Vehicle Inquiry.

 

SITUATION

BMW AG is conducting a Voluntary Safety Recall (effective September 24, 2020) on a small number of Model Year 2020-2021 MINI Countryman (PHEV) vehicles that were produced between March 12, 2020 and September 15, 2020.

The high-voltage battery may not have been produced to specifications. When charging the battery, this could lead to a short-circuit and, in rare cases, a thermal event.

Please do not charge the vehicle’s high-voltage battery until further notice.

The Recall Notice and Q&A have been attached for further information.

 

CAUSE

On Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle (PHEV) models, the HV battery may not have been produced to specifications.  When charging the battery to near its full state of charge, this could lead to a short-circuit; and in rare cases a thermal event.

 

CORRECTION

The vehicle will be inspected and, if necessary, HV module(s) will be replaced.

Customers must be informed of the issue and of the customer service measure (listed in the Procedure section) that must be carried out by the workshop appointment.

 

PROCEDURE

Important warning for working on the high-voltage systems on BMW Group vehicles:

Only properly trained personnel, who have passed all applicable technical training courses, should perform any maintenance or repairs on any Hybrid or Electric Vehicle. Work performed by unqualified persons may result in severe injury or damage to the vehicle. Additional information is found in Repair Instruction 61 00… Observe safety instructions when handling electric vehicles.

The customer is to be informed of the following:

We request you not to charge the vehicle via cable or to operate it only under the conditions described below.

Setting using the central display:

  1. Pressing the eDrive switch.
  2. Mode option in the driver’s display.
  3. Select MAX eDRIVE or AUTO eDRIVE.
  4. Confirm in the central display.

Note:

Please do not use the manual gearshift or the sport shift on the selector lever and, if installed, the shift paddles on the steering wheel.

Note:

If these instructions are followed, the customer may continue to use the vehicle until the workshop visit.

Important Note: Please do not start the repair until you see that the campaign is remedy available.  Recall IDS tickets will be rejected if remedy is not available.

Carry out the following service measure:

  1. Connect the vehicle to the diagnosis and carry out a Vehicle Test.
  1. If a cell module is affected, ISTA sets the fault S 0795.
  1. Perform the associated test module in the test plan to determine the affected cell modules to bereplaced. (High Voltage Battery Unit – Cell Modules (ABL – DIT – AT6127_SPOXZM; available with the ISTA version 4.26.38; released Nov. 20, 2020)
  1. If cell modules are prompted for replacement, replace the corresponding cell modules. Follow theproper repair instructions for the specific vehicle; see REP 61 27 621 or REP 61 27 623.
  1. If a cell module exchange is not instructed, the vehicle is OK. -> No further measures required.

Note:

The diagnosis of the cell modules is only available with the ISTA version 4.26.38 (released Nov. 20, 2020).

Note: A TC case is NOT necessary to order the replacement HV battery cell modules as per this campaign.

Note:

The date in the serial number of the high-voltage module can be displayed in two different formats.

 


Safety Recall 20V-601
High-Voltage Battery
Model Year 2020-2021
PHEV [BMW 3 Series, 5 Series, 7 Series, i8, X3 SAV, X5 SAV / MINI Countryman]
Issue Date: 09/24/2020
Last Update: 12/23/2020

 

Q1. Which BMW Group models in the US are potentially affected by this Safety Recall?

Certain Plug-In Hybrid-Electric Vehicles (PHEV), specifically Model Year 2020-2021 BMW 3 Series, 5 Series, 7 Series, i8, X3 SAV, X5 SAV, and MINI Countryman models in the US, produced between February and September 2020, are potentially affected.

 

Q2. What is the specific issue?

On PHEV models, the high-voltage battery may not have been produced to specifications.  When charging the battery, this could lead to a short-circuit and, in rare cases a thermal event.

 

Q3. Why are other models / vehicles not included in this Safety Recall?

Other models have been produced with a High-Voltage battery that has been produced to specifications.

 

Q4. Can I continue to drive my vehicle?

Yes.  However, drive in standard mode only, do not use sport mode.

If you are not the only driver of this vehicle, please advise all other drivers of this important information.

 

Q5. Can I charge my vehicle?

No, do not plug in your vehicle for charging.

 

Q6. How did BMW Group become aware of the issue?

BMW Group became aware of the issue through our quality control procedures.

 

Q7. How will I be informed of this Safety Recall?

Letters will be mailed to owners in October via First Class mail advising them of this Safety Recall and, if the remedy is available, requesting them to schedule an appointment with an authorized BMW center.  If the remedy is not available at that time, a follow-up letter will be sent when the remedy becomes available.

Owners can locate their nearest authorized BMW center at www.bmwusa.com/dealer.  To ensure BMW has the most recent contact and vehicle information, owners should register their vehicle at www.bmwusa.com/myBMW.  Registration is free, and will give them access to factory initiated campaigns and other information specific to their BMW.

 

Q8. How will my vehicle be repaired?

The battery modules will be checked and, if necessary, the affected module(s) will be replaced for free and take several hours.

 


Remedy Instructions and TSB

2021-04-21

RCRIT-20V601-5410.pdf 284.703KB

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Remedy Instructions and TSB

2021-04-12

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Remedy Instructions and TSB – Safety Recall Notice re RECALL 20V-601: HIGH-VOLTAGE BATTERY

2021-01-09

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Remedy Instructions and TSB – Remedy Instructions re RECALL 20V-601: HIGH-VOLTAGE BATTERY

2020-12-28

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Remedy Instructions and TSB – RECALL 20V-601: HIGH-VOLTAGE BATTERY

2020-12-02

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Remedy Instructions and TSB

2020-11-24

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