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BMW issues PHEV recall and is stopping delivery of many PHEV models

  • 10-10-2020 5:14pm
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    Registered Users Posts: 26 ✭✭✭ jayo3328


    So there were news stories going around at the end of August that BMW had a manufacturing problem with their PHEV batteries manufactured between March and August of this year, but there were no official statements from BMW.


    I picked up my X5 45e at the beginning of September and asked the dealer about this, but there was no information officially available.


    So last night when I got into my car to go home I saw a message from BMW telling me to not charge the battery for now, and to wait for further details.


    I believe that there are not many customers who have already taken possession of affected cars, but I think that anybody who is waiting to take delivery of a PHEV could be in for a delay.



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  • Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators Posts: 31,247 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Gumbo


    Will they give you a loaner car in the meantime?


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,316 ✭✭✭ Pkiernan


    Gumbo wrote: »
    Will they give you a loaner car in the meantime?

    I'd be looking for a seriously nice loaner car in this instance. 7 series or better.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 979 ✭✭✭ Thierry12


    Fire?

    Sadly any car with a Cobalt battery faces this problem

    Sooner they stop making EVs with cobalt batteries the better


  • Registered Users Posts: 26 ✭✭✭ jayo3328


    Not sure just yet, only had a quick conversation with my dealer.


    For now I have been told to not charge the car, drive it on petrol and wait for more updates.


    What others are saying online is that BMW are putting together some kind of testing team in Zeebrugge (one of their main transit hubs in Europe) and all affected cars are going to be sent there for testing and remedial works perhaps.


    So waiting for further instructions at the moment


    Gumbo wrote: »
    Will they give you a loaner car in the meantime?


  • Registered Users Posts: 26 ✭✭✭ jayo3328


    Fire, so it seems;


    BMW 330e goes on fire at dealership back in June



    https://g20.bimmerpost.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1733663


    There was another picture of a Dutch White X5 45e going on fire about 2 weeks ago but I cant find the link now




    Thierry12 wrote: »
    Fire?

    Sadly any car with a Cobalt battery faces this problem

    Sooner they stop making EVs with cobalt batteries the better


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  • Registered Users Posts: 11,177 ✭✭✭✭ KCross


    I wonder is it the same issue as the Kona EV has. Possibly same battery supplier?
    KCross wrote: »


  • Registered Users Posts: 26 ✭✭✭ jayo3328


    Could be indeed, but I dont know for sure.


    I think Ford have a similar problem with the new Kuga PHEV where new sales have been stopped


    KCross wrote: »
    I wonder is it the same issue as the Kona EV has. Possibly same battery supplier?


  • Registered Users Posts: 11,177 ✭✭✭✭ KCross


    jayo3328 wrote: »
    Could be indeed, but I dont know for sure.


    I think Ford have a similar problem with the new Kuga PHEV where new sales have been stopped

    Yea and it’s somewhat coincidental that they all happened at much the same time. It’s not like PHEVs are new to the market.


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