BMW, electric vehicle iX, etc. recall…Risk of fire due to faulty battery
Global recall measures are expected to continue on BMW’s new electric vehicles iX and i4.
This is because the possibility of a fire caused by a battery defect has been raised.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) announced on the 1st that it will recall the 2022 BMW i4 e-drive 40, i4 M50, iX x drive 50 and iX M60 after a fire hazard was found.
According to NHTSA, there is a risk of a fire in the vehicle due to damage to the anode plate in the battery cell while charging, and a short circuit of cathode fragments inside the battery.
BMW was already aware of the defect in April.
This is because the i4 e-Drive 40 fire accident occurred in Germany, and the self-investigation found the possibility of battery defects.
Both BMW and NHTSA said no casualties were reported due to the defect.
However, they informed the owners of the vehicles not to drive the car as much as possible until the ▲ recall action ▲ to use an outdoor parking lot to reduce damage in the event of a fire.
Local media reported that the cause and aspect of the BMW recall are similar to last year’s Chevrolet Bolt EV.
In the case of GM, battery defects were discovered shortly after the release of the new bolt in September last year, and as the recall target expanded to the previous generation, it is still suffering from disruptions in production and sales of electric vehicles.
On top of that, during the recall process, the issue of responsibility with LG Energy Solution, a battery re-investigation, emerged.
BMW developed its own batteries, but Samsung SDI and CATL are in charge of mass-production. BMW said it received the battery cell in question from Samsung SDI.
Like the previous Chevrolet Bolt EV case, there is a possibility that a battle with responsibility will occur. 토토사이트