BMW is completing a voluntary recall after battery issues were detected in specific iX and i4 vehicles.
The issue stems from a manufacturing irregularity where debris was allowed to enter the cells at the Samsung SDI plant.
After detailed inspections, it was revealed that cathode pieces were in the cells, which could lead to issues with the battery providing power to the vehicle.
BMW investigated three separate incidents, one in the United States and two overseas, that all had the same problem.
BMW is recalling a grand total of 83 vehicles.
The company is recalling 56 iX vehicles manufactured between December 2, 2021, and June 30, 2022. For the iX, the suspect packs bear part numbers 8846469 and 884646.
At the same time, they are recalling 27 i4 vehicles built between November 22, 2021, and June 13, 2022. While on the i4, the part numbers affected are 8847350 and 887342.
Dealers have been notified of the problem and instructed to replace the affected cells.
Affected owners will be informed via first-class mail on September 19.
However, if your vehicle meets the description, BMW suggests that owners park their cars away from structures and not drive or charge their vehicles until the battery cells are swapped.
Owners are encouraged to call the BMW customer service hotline at 1-800-525-7417 if they have any questions.