BMW recalls EV's prone to fire risk
BMW will be recalling roughly 3,500 of their electrified models due to charging cables that could lead to shocks or fires. It affects a wide range of both their plug in and fully electric models from 2018 and 2019. 25% of the affected models are believed to be 2018 i3's, but here's what else may have defective charging cables:
- 2019 BMW i8 coupe and roadster
- 2018 Mini Cooper Countryman SE All4 PHEV
- 2018 BMW X5 xDrive40e
- 2018-2019 BMW 530e xDrive
- 2018-2019 BMW 740Le xDrive
In government filings, BMW said that incorrect electrical capacitors in its charging cords may fail and either produce an electrical shock or start a fire. BMW markets the chargers as "TurboCord Portable Chargers." The majority of the chargers were installed in the trunks of BMW's plug-in hybrid and electric vehicles in July and August of 2018.