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2020 MINI COUNTRYMAN

Report Date:
September 30, 2020
Campaign Number:
20V601000
Component:
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:PROPULSION SYSTEM:TRACTION BATTERY

Summary:
BMW of North America, LLC (BMW) is recalling certain 2020-2021 530e, 530e xDrive, 530e iPerformance and X3 xDrive30e and MINI Cooper Countryman All4 SE, 2020 BMW i8, and 2021 330e, 330e xDrive, 745Le xDrive and X5 xDrive45e vehicles. Debris may have entered one or more of the hybrid battery cells during their production.

Consequence Summary:
The debris could result in a short-circuit, increasing the risk of fire or injury.

Corrective Summary:
The remedy is currently being developed. Until the remedy is available, drivers are instructed to not charge their vehicles. Drivers are instructed to not drive in manual mode, sport mode, and to not use the shift paddles. Owners were notified of the safety risk October 23, 2020. Owners will receive a second notice when the remedy becomes available. Owners may contact BMW customer service at 1-800-525-7417.

2020 MINI COUNTRYMAN

Report Date:
August 18, 2020
Campaign Number:
20V490000
Component:
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:12V/24V/48V BATTERY

Summary:
BMW of North America, LLC (BMW) is recalling certain 2021 330e and X5 xDrive45e, 2020-2021 X3 xDrive30e, and 2020 MINI Countryman SE ALL4 vehicles. Loose welding beads may form a conductive path between the hybrid battery cells which could lead to a short-circuit.

Consequence Summary:
A short-circuited hybrid battery may increase the risk of a fire.

Corrective Summary:
BMW will notify owners, and dealers will inspect and, if necessary, replace the battery modules, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin October 12, 2020. Owners may contact BMW customer service at 1-800-525-7417.