So far, BMW has determined that a little over 14,000 overall vehicles are affected by the recall. This includes “approximately 5,389” 2022-2023 BMW ix xDrive40, iX xDrive50, and iX M60 models, as well as “approximately 8,659” 2022-2023 BMW i4 eDrive35, i4 eDrive40, and i4 M50 models. In addition, around 38 2023 BMW i7 xDrive60 vehicles are part of the recall (via NHTSA). The recall potentially affects an estimated 1% of vehicles, and there has been a total of five reported cases of the issue within the United States.
The NHTSA states: “…vehicles were manufactured with a high voltage battery electronic control unit containing software that may, during certain vehicle operating conditions, result in an interruption of electrical power.” Affected vehicle owners will be notified by mail by February 10 of this year. After notification, the owner will have to get their vehicle serviced free of charge to remedy the issue.
As of now, there have been thankfully no accidents reported relating to the recall.