Approximately 700 model-year 2020 Mini SE Countryman plug-in hybrid hatchbacks, model-year 2020-21 BMW X3 PHEV SUVs, and model-year 2021 BMW 330e PHEV sedans and X5 PHEV SUVs are being recalled due to battery issues. Loose welding beads that might not have been removed on the high-voltage battery could form a conductive path between the hybrid battery cells, potentially causing a short-circuit and increasing the risk of a fire.
BMW will begin notifying owners on Oct. 12. Owners can call the automaker at 800-525-7417 or the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s vehicle-safety hotline at 888-327-4236 to learn more.
To fix the problem, dealers will inspect and replace the battery modules, if necessary.
Vehicle manufacturers are legally required to repair any recalled issues or replace the defective part for free under the Highway Safety Act of 1970. If the dealership refuses to fix the problem or attempts to charge you for the repair, contact the manufacturer immediately.
Lemon Law Group Partners can assist car owners if they encounter any problems during the recall process with the manufacturer. Our attorneys deal directly with the manufacturer on the client’s behalf to quickly resolve the problem. In many cases, the attorneys get paid directly from the manufacturer so the client does not have to pay any attorneys’ fees to obtain legal counsel. For more information and a free consultation call 888-668-8581.