Current car recall at BMW: Everything about the affected cars and what you can do now

Current car recall at BMW: Everything about the affected cars and what you can do now


BMW is currently recalling the vehicles. You can read here which new vehicles are affected and why they are being recalled.

In Germany, every manufacturer is obliged to warn its customers about the possible dangers of their products. This can be done by a remember as well as through warning.
For iX, i4, i7 BMW published a safety warning on September 16, 2022. We take a closer look at products from Germany and the associated risks.

BMW launches recall campaign: These models are affected

Kinds of products passenger cars from the category cars was launched by BMW, but the warning only applies to models BMWi-N, G4C, G7L, e1.2018/85800109e12018/85800122e12018/85800154 from iX, i4, i7* refer. The defective products were manufactured between July 5, 2021 and July 8, 2022. The product is described as follows: “Passenger vehicle.”

What exactly is RAPEX?

News.de refers to the “Rapid Exchange of Information System” (abbreviated: RAPEX) data. This is the European rapid alert system for consumer protection, through which product warnings can be exchanged. The European Commission publishes a weekly report on current RAPEX notifications, which are summarized on the Internet.

RAPEX posted this for a BMW product

For iX, i4, i7 the warning type is “fire hazard” and the article is reported to be of high risk according to the warning level. RAPEX describes the alert level in more detail. So it says here: “The product does not comply with regulations on the approval and market monitoring of vehicles and vehicle trailers as well as systems, components and independent technical units for these vehicles.” The manufacturer itself reported: “A manufacturing defect can cause the failure of high-voltage batteries, which increases the risk of fire.”

Your car is affected: where can I return the product?

Concrete measures are currently being taken in response to the product warning. Matching models are now being recalled by buyers. If your vehicle is subject to a recall, contact your authorized dealer. They can check the case through the main database and help you with the return. Other countries have also issued warnings – such as France and Poland.

Product description at a glance

product example types production time remember the rules Installation bar code
iX, i4, i7 BMWi-N, G4C, G7L, e12018/85800109e12018/85800122e12018/85800154* 07/05/2021 – 07/08/2022 not specified not specified not specified

For more information on product warnings, see here.

What to do in case of danger?

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As with all emergencies, the same applies to fires: stay calm! If possible, you can try to delete it. However, you can only do this if you are not at risk! Otherwise, the following applies: Leave the danger zone and call the emergency number via 112.

+++ Editorial note: This text was automatically generated based on current data from RAPEX. If you have any comments or questions, please contact zettel@news.de. +++

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