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BMW recalls various model year 2021 xDrive vehicles

The 48-volt battery connection may be misassembled

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BMW of North America is recalling 812 of the following model year 2021 vehicles:

  • M340i xDrive,
  • M440i xDrive Coupe,
  • 530i, 530i xDrive,
  • 540i, 540i xDrive,
  • 740Li, 740Li xDrive,
  • 840i Gran Coupe,
  • 840i xDrive Gran Coupe,
  • X5 sDrive40i,
  • X5 xDrive40i,
  • X6 sDrive40i,
  • X6 xDrive40i, and
  • X7 xDrive40i.

The connection between the 48-volt battery and the starter-generator may not have been assembled properly, which can cause increased electrical resistance at the connections.

Increased electrical resistance can increase the risk of a fire.

What to do

BMW will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the connection between the 48-volt battery and the starter-generator assembly, replacing it -- if necessary -- free of charge.

The recall is expected to begin February 1, 2021.

Owners may contact BMW customer service at (800) 525-7417.

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