BMW has announced the recall of 26,700 vehicles with hybrid installations worldwide: it will affect models X1, X2, X3 and X5, sedans 3, 5 and 7 series, as well as the compact 2 series Active Tourer. At the same time, a MINI Countryman will be sent for repairs.
Due to problems in the supplier’s production, defective batteries were installed on vehicles manufactured between January 20 and September 18, 2020. It turned out that moisture could get into the battery through the heat dissipation valve in the charging module. Because of this, there is a risk of a short circuit that could cause a fire. The global recall affects 26,700 vehicles.
A similar situation was previously experienced by Ford, which supplies rechargable Kuga hybrids with batteries from the same supplier as BMW. It is known about at least four cases of short circuits, because of which the American brand recalled crossovers.
Earlier it was reported that more than 20,8 thousand copies of Kuga, which were assembled at the brand’s Spanish factory before June 26, 2020, are at risk. Dealers suspended sales of this modification of the model, and owners who managed to buy a rechargable hybrid were advised not to connect it to the outlet until the defect was corrected.
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