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BMW 3-Series PHEV (2020)

Published on 07. 12. 2020
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Problem description:

A short circuit in the high-voltage battery could occur during initial charging due to a particle in the form of a welding bead.

This may trigger a chain reaction in the battery, increasing the risk of fire.

The BMW 3-Series PHEV models affected by this recall were manufactured between 19 March and 6 August 2020.

BMW recall code: 0061540500, 0061560500

Source: Rapex Alert 41/2020 A12/01342/20

We wrote about the problem in the article BMW urges owners not to charge its plug-in hybrid models, announces a recall

Update 4. 12. 2020

The cells of the high-voltage battery may be contaminated. This could result in a short circuit, increasing the risk of fire.

The BMW 3-Series PHEV models affected by this recall were manufactured between 5 February 2020 and 2 October 2020.

BMW recall code: 0061650500, 0061660500, 0061670500

Source: Rapex Alert 49/2020 A12/01680/20

We wrote about the problem in the article BMW is recalling another 26,700 plug-in hybrids (PHEV) due to the risk of fire

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Type of alert Serious
Make BMW
Model 3
Production period 5. 2. 2020 - 2. 10. 2020
Risk Fire
Type/number of model Type-approval numbers: e1*2007/46*1824, e1*2007/46*1675, e1*2007/46*1676, e1*2007/46*1797, e1*2007/46*1918, e1*2007/46*0276, e1*2007/46*1947, e1*2007/46*2017, e1*2007/46*1688, Types: F2X, F2AT, F1X, G3X, G5X, 7L, G3L, G3K, G5L
Country of origin Germany
Alert submitted by Germany
Products were found and measures were taken also in see the source
Measures taken by economic operators Recall of the product from end users
Published by Rapex 20201009

What the owner should do?

If you read about a recall that you think may affect your car, you should make immediate contact with a BMW dealer or workshop that’s been officially authorised to perform repairs on behalf of the manufacturer and ask for the details.

If you wish to know more about eventual problems of a specific car (e.g. real mileage, potential traffic accidents damages, odometer rollback, repairs, etc.), then we suggest going to HPI-Check.

Check the vehicle's history

UK car-owners can easily make a pre-check by visiting DVLA website and entering the car registration number; it will also reveal the car’s current MOT status.

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