Recall 22V-683: High-Voltage Battery – 2022 BMW 7 Series

September 13, 2022 NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 22V683000

Battery Electrode Improperly Sized

A short-circuit in the battery cell can increase the risk of fire.

 

NHTSA Campaign Number: 22V683

Manufacturer BMW of North America, LLC

Components ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

Potential Number of Units Affected 1

 

Summary

BMW of North America, LLC (BMW) is recalling one 2022 745e hybrid electric vehicle. The high voltage battery may have been produced with a battery cell electrode that was improperly sized during the laser cutting process, which may result in an electrical short-circuit.

 

Remedy

Dealers will replace the affected battery cell module, free of charge. The one affected owner is expected to be contacted by phone and, if necessary, by First Class mail on November 7, 2022. Owners may contact BMW customer service at 1-800-525-7417.

 

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.

 

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2022 BMW 7 Series
2022 BMW 7 Series

 


Chronology :

On May 25, 2022, a 2021 BMW 320e xDrive Touring experienced a thermal event in Finland. An engineering investigation was initiated.

Preliminary information suggested that the issue might be related to 20V-601, in which debris was able to enter a battery cell during supplier production, but further information and analyses were necessary. In order to accurately determine the root cause of the incident, access to the vehicle and the battery would be needed.

In June and July, BMW contacted the vehicle owner and the insurance company in an attempt to gain access to the vehicle. However, it was not until mid-July that the vehicle was made available.

In mid-July, the vehicle analysis was able to commence in Finland. Initial analyses of the vehicle did not result in an identification of the root cause, and therefore, analyses of the battery would also be necessary.

In mid-August, the battery was shipped to BMW for analysis. Analyses consisted of CT scans of battery cells, and battery module and cell disassembly in conjunction with the battery supplier. Analyses of CT scan data and disassembled components were performed.

In early September, it was finally determined that the root cause of the field incident was a damaged electrode within a cell, which was further confirmed by reviews of supplier production records in which certain electrodes may not have been properly sized during the laser cutting process.

On September 6, 2022, BMW decided to conduct a voluntary safety recall.

BMW is not aware of any accidents or injuries related to this issue.

 


1 Affected Product

Vehicle

MAKE MODEL YEAR
BMW 745E 2022

 


3 Associated Documents

Recall Acknowledgement

RCAK-22V683-7815.pdf 645.175KB

RCAK-22V683-7815

 


Manufacturer Notices(to Dealers,etc) – Dealer Notification re BMW Recall 22V-xxx: High-Voltage Battery

RCMN-22V683-9776.pdf 159.439KB

RCMN-22V683-9776

 


Defect Notice 573 Report

RCLRPT-22V683-1483.PDF 242.772KB

RCLRPT-22V683-1483

 


Latest Recalls Documents

https://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/acms/cs/documentList.xhtml?docId=22V683&docType=RCL

 


 

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