BMW recalls 83 iX and i4 EV due to battery fire issue

BMW is recalling the 83 IX and i4 vehicles, following an investigation into multiple battery fire incidents involving the two EVs.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has warned owners of select iX xDrive 50, iX M60, i4 eDrive40 and i4 M50 vehicles not to drive their cars, charge them or park them inside.

For the first time ever, BMW found a manufacturing defect with select Samsung SDI battery cells in iX models produced between December 2, 2021 and June 30, 2022.

BMW has already informed the dealers about the recall. The automaker said it would replace the batteries of the affected vehicles free of charge.

BMW said at this time it has no information about any accidents or injuries caused by a fault in the battery.

Affected owners can expect a notification letter by September 19. You can also contact BMW Support ahead of time for further information.

It is worth noting that BMW sources batteries for the iX and i4 EVs from two manufacturers, CATL and Samsung SDI.

GM single-sourced the Bolt's battery from LG Chem before announcing a worldwide recall in 2021.