Illustrative photo | source BMW
Published on 12 October 2020
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 X3 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
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
This notification is purely informative for the vehicle type you have selected. As these deficiencies often relate to specific components (engine type, bodywork, equipment), the recall may not apply to all vehicles of this type. First published in the Weekly overview reports of RAPEX
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.