Approximately 3,500 model-year 2018 BMW 330e plug-in hybrid sedans, i3 electric hatchbacks, X5 xDrive40e SUVs; model-year 2018 Mini Cooper Countryman SE All4 plug-in hybrid hatchbacks; model-year 2019 BMW i8 electric coupe and roadsters; and model-year 2018-2019 BMW 530e and 740e hybrid sedans are being recalled due to an issue with the charging cable. Capacitors within the TurboCord portable chargers may fail, increasing the risk of a shock hazard or fire.
Mini manufacturer BMW will begin notifying owners on Nov.12. Owners can call Mini at 866-825-1525, BMW 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 the charging cable and if necessary, replace it.
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.