Recall 22V541 – High Voltage Battery May Short-Circuit – 2022-2023 BMW iX & 2022 i4

July 27, 2022 NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 22V541000

High Voltage Battery May Short-Circuit

A short-circuit in a high voltage battery increases the risk of a fire.

 

NHTSA Campaign Number: 22V541

Manufacturer BMW of North America, LLC

Components ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

Potential Number of Units Affected 83

 

Summary

BMW of North America, LLC (BMW) is recalling certain 2022-2023 iX xDrive50, iX M60, 2022 i4 eDrive40, and i4 M50 vehicles. The high voltage battery may have internal damage, resulting in an electrical short-circuit.

 

Remedy

Owners are advised not to drive or charge their vehicles, and to park outside and away from structures until the remedy is complete. Dealers will replace the high voltage battery, free of charge. Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed September 19, 2022. Owners may contact BMW customer service at 1-800-525-7417. Owners will also be contacted by phone.

 

Notes

Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.nhtsa.gov.

 

Check if your BMW has a Recall

 


2023 BMW iX
2023 BMW iX

 


SIB 61 15 22

2022-07-21

RECALL 22V-XXX: HIGH-VOLTAGE BATTERY

 

AFFECTED VEHICLES

Vehicles which require this Recall 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 July 21, 2022) on a small number of Model Year 2022 – 2023 BMW iX SAV vehicles that were produced between December 2, 2021 and June 30, 2022.

Affected vehicles are not to be driven or charged and to be parked away from any buildings.

 

During supplier production, the high-voltage battery may not have been produced to specifications.  A short-circuit could occur which could lead to a thermal event.  The affected high-voltage battery cell module will be replaced.

 

The BMW Customer Relations department will be reaching out to the affected customers by phone on July 22, 2022 and will be in contact with their facing dealer.  Customers will be provided alternate transportation until parts become available.

 

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

 

The bulletin will be updated when additional information becomes available.

 


SIB 61 14 22

2022-07-21

RECALL 22V-XXX: HIGH-VOLTAGE BATTERY

 

AFFECTED VEHICLES

Vehicles which require this Recall 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 July 21, 2022) on a small number of Model Year 2022 BMW i4 Gran Coupe vehicles that were produced between November 22, 2021 and June 13, 2022.

Affected vehicles are not to be driven or charged and to be parked away from any buildings.

 

During supplier production, the high-voltage battery may not have been produced to specifications.  A short-circuit could occur which could lead to a thermal event.  The affected high-voltage battery cell module will be replaced.

 

The BMW Customer Relations department will be reaching out to the affected customers by phone on July 22, 2022 and will be in contact with their facing dealer.  Customers will be provided alternate transportation until parts become available.

 

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

 

The bulletin will be updated when additional information becomes available.

 


Safety Recall 22V-xyz

High-Voltage Battery

Model Year 2022-2023 BMW iX, i4

Issue Date: 07/21/2022

 

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

A small number of Model Year 2022-2023 BMW iX and i4 models in the US, produced between November 2021 and June 2022, are potentially affected.

Q2. What is the specific issue?

The high-voltage battery manufacturer may not have produced the battery to specifications.  As a result, a short-circuit could occur and lead to a thermal event.

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

Other models have been manufactured with a high-voltage battery that has been produced to specifications.

 

Q4. How did BMW Group become aware of the issue?

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

Q5. Can I continue to drive my vehicle?

No, please do not drive your vehicle until it is repaired.

 

Q6. Can I charge my vehicle?

No, please do not charge your vehicle until it is repaired.

 

Q7. Should I park my vehicle outside and away from structures?

Yes, please park your vehicle outside and away from structures.

 

Q8. How will I be informed of this Safety Recall?

Potentially affected customers are being contacted by phone and email, and arrangements are being made for the Safety Recall to be performed.  Alternate transportation will be accommodated.  You can locate your nearest authorized BMW center at www.bmwusa.com/dealer

To ensure BMW has the most up-to-date contact and vehicle information, owners should register their vehicle at www.bmwusa.com/myBMW.  Registration is free and will give them access to other information specific for their BMW vehicle.

 

Q9. How and when will my vehicle be repaired?

The affected battery cell modules will be replaced.  Owners will be notified again as soon as the remedy is available.

 


3 Affected Products

Vehicles

MAKE MODEL YEAR
BMW I4 2022
BMW IX 2022-2023

 


3 Associated Documents

Recall Acknowledgement

RCAK-22V541-2017.pdf 697.913KB

RCAK-22V541-2017

 


Defect Notice 573 Report

RCLRPT-22V541-1655.PDF 215.456KB

RCLRPT-22V541-1655

 


Manufacturer Notices(to Dealers,etc) – Manufacturer notice to Dealers re BMW Recall 22V-xxx: High-Voltage Battery (Stop Drive/Stop Charge)

RCMN-22V541-5322.pdf 384.175KB

RCMN-22V541-5322

 


Latest Recalls Documents

https://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/acms/cs/documentList.xhtml?docId=22V541&docType=RCL

 


 

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