BMW of North America is recalling 3,501 model year 2018 BMW 330e iPerformance, i3 Rex, i3 Sport Rex, X5 xDrive40e, i3 BEV, i3 Sport BEV and MINI Cooper Countryman SE All4 PHEV vehicles, model year 2019 i8 and i8 Roadster vehicles and model year 2018-2019 530e iPerformance, 530e xDrive iPerformance and 740Le xDrive iPerformance vehicles.
Capacitors within the TurboCord Portable Chargers may fail, possibly resulting in a shock hazard or a fire and increasing the risk of injury or death.
What to do
BMW will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the charging cable, and replace it if necessary, free of charge.
The recall is expected to begin November 12, 2018.
Owners may contact BMW customer service at 1-800-525-7417 or Mini customer service at 1-866-825-1525.