BMW will recall more than 14,000 electric vehicles due to a software glitch that could lead to loss of power and increase the risk of an accident. The issue affects certain iX SUVs, as well as i4 and i7 sedans manufactured between October 14, 2021 and October 28, 2022.
The problem is reportedly related to the software used to ensure the operation of the high voltage battery electronic control unit. “The software of the electronic control unit of the high-voltage battery can, under certain conditions, lead to interruptions in the power supply. In particular, malfunctions can occur from time to time in the battery management electronics, which can lead to a reset of the electronic control unit. If a reset occurs, this will result in power outages,” BMW said in a statement.
According to the source, BMW discovered a problem during internal quality control. At the moment, it is not known whether a software problem in the mentioned electric vehicles could have caused real accidents. According to the automaker, owners of electric vehicles affected by this problem can continue to operate the car, waiting for the release of a software patch that will eliminate software errors. The update will be provided by dealerships free of charge, and BMW will start sending out notifications about the need to install the update to car owners next month.
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