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BMW 7-Series PHEV (2020)

Published on 12 October 2020

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 7-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




Type of alertSerious
MakeBMW
Model7
Production period19. 3. 2020 - 6. 8. 2020
RiskFire
Type/number of modelType-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 originGermany
Alert submitted byGermany
Products were found and measures were taken also insee the source
Measures taken by economic operatorsRecall of the product from end users
Published by Rapex20201009

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

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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