BMW of North America is recalling 4,509 model year 2020-2021 530e, 530e xDrive, 530e iPerformance, X3 xDrive30e & MINI Cooper Countryman All4 SE, model year 2020 BMW i8, and model year 2021 330e, 330e xDrive, 745Le xDrive and X5 xDrive45e vehicles.
Debris may have entered one or more of the hybrid battery cells during their production.
The debris could result in a short-circuit, increasing the risk of fire or injury.
What to do
The remedy is currently being developed. Until the remedy is available, drivers will be instructed to not charge their vehicles. Drivers will also be instructed to not drive in manual mode, sport mode, and to not use the shift paddles.
The recall is expected to begin November 23, 2020.
Owners may contact BMW customer service at (800) 525-7417.