The vehicles covered by the recall may experience charging interruptions due to a supplier's production process error, resulting in the vehicle failing to start or the high-voltage system shutting down while driving.
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German premium automaker BMW is recalling a new batch of electric vehicles (EVs) in China, albeit in small numbers.
BMW is recalling a total of 29 EVs in China due to an error in the supplier's production process, which could result in an abnormality in the vehicle's charging unit, according to an announcement posted today on China's State Administration for Market Regulation (SAMR) website.
Specifically, this includes seven China-made iX3 EVs with production dates from August 29, 2022 to November 23, 2022, 13 imported i4s with production dates from June 21, 2022 to August 1, 2022, eight imported iXs with production dates from June 28, 2022 to September 1, 2022, and one imported i7 with a production date of September 1, 2022.
The vehicles within the recall have a combination charging unit that may be damaged due to an error in the supplier's production process.
In the event that the charging unit works abnormally, it may cause an interruption in charging, resulting in the vehicle failing to start or the high-voltage system shutting down while driving, posing a safety hazard, according to the annoucement.
BMW will replace the charging unit for free for the vehicles within the recall to eliminate the safety hazard, according to the announcement.
This is BMW's latest recall in China this year.
In February, BMW recalled a total of 93,632 iX-series, i3 and i4 EVs in China for two types of software issues, the first of which can lead to a risk of power interruptions in the vehicle, and the second of which is the risk of failing to emit pedestrian protection sounds.
In June, BMW recalled 99 EVs in China, involving the locally produced i3 and iX3, as well as the imported i4, i7, and iX, due to the risk of power interruption while driving.