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Update: BMW xDrive Recalled for Electrical Defect, Fire Risk

The NHTSA on Feb. 1, 2021, announced that BMW is recalling the following vehicles which were defectively manufactured in a manner which makes them prone to catching fire without warning:

  • 2021 BMW M340i xDrive
  • 2021 BMW M440i xDrive Coupe
  • 2021 BMW 530i
  • 2021 BMW 530i xDrive
  • 2021 BMW 540i
  • 2021 BMW 540i xDrive
  • 2021 BMW 740Li
  • 2021 BMW 740Li xDrive
  • 2021 BMW 840i Gran Coupe
  • 2021 BMW 840i xDrive Gran Coupe
  • 2021 BMW X5
  • 2021 BMW sDrive40i
  • 2021 BMW X5 xDrive40i
  • 2021 BMW X6 sDrive40i
  • 2021 BMW X6 xDrive40i
  • 2021 BMW X7 xDrive40i

The connection between the 48-Volt battery and the starter-generator on the above vehicles may not have been assembled properly, which can cause increased electrical resistance at the connections, NHTSA said. Increased electrical resistance can increase the risk of a fire.

What’s the Problem?

BMW of North America, LLC, is recalling certain xDrive vehicles for defective front passenger airbags which may explode without warning, ejecting metal fragments into the cabin at high speed, increasing the risk of severe injuries or death. According to the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), this recall affects:

  • 2009-2012 BMW X5 xDrive35d
  • 2008-2012 BMW X6 xDrive35i
  • 2008-2012 BMW X6 xDrive50i
  • 2008-2012 BMW X6 M
  • 2007-2012 BMW X5 30si
  • 2007-2012 BMW X5
  • 2007-2012 BMW xDrive30i
  • 2007-2012 BMW X5
  • 2007-2012 BMW xDrive35i
  • 2007-2012 BMW X5 48i
  • 2007-2012 BMW X5 xDrive48i
  • 2007-2012 BMW X5 xDrive50i
  • 2007-2012 BMW X5 M
  • 2010-2011 BMW X6 ActiveHybrid

The recalled BMWs are equipped with passenger frontal air bag inflators that contain phase stabilized ammonium nitrate (PSPI-2), a propellant used as a remedy part for previous Takata airbag recalls. Factors that may increase the risk of airbag explosion include high temperatures, high relative humidity, and high temperature cycling.

BMW is notifying owners and dealers will install a replacement airbag inflator, free of charge. This recall began on March 6, 2020.

BMW xDrive Recalled for Crash Hazard

The NHTSA on Dec. 18, 2020, announced a recall for the following BMW xDrive vehicles which were sold with axle welds that may separate during use:

  • 2020 BMW X5 sDrive40i
  • 2020 BMW xDrive40i
  • 2020 BMW X5 M50i
  • 2020 BMW X5M
  • 2020 BMW X7
  • 2020 BMW xDrive40i
  • 2020 BMW X7 M50i
  • 2020 BMW X6 xDrive40i
  • 2020 BMW X6 M50i
  • 2020 BMW X6M
  • 2021 BMW X5 xDrive45e v

The weld between the front axle support and the right front control arm bearing bracket on affected BMWs may separate, NHTSA said. If this occurs, vehicle handling and control may be affected, increasing the risk of a crash.

Owners may contact BMW customer service at 1-800-525-7417.

BMW Recalls xDrive Vehicles for Defective Headlamps

BMW is recalling 2020-2021 X5 sDrive40i, xDrive40i, xDrive50i, X5 M50i, X5M, X6 sDrive40i, xDrive40i, X6 M50i, X6M, X7 M50i and 2021 X5 xDrive45e vehicles equipped with headlamps which may allow a blue light to illuminate, according to the NHTSA. Oncoming drivers may be confused by the blue light of approaching vehicles, which could potentially increase the risk of a crash. This recall began on October 30, 2020.

BMW Mini Cooper Recalls

BMW of North America, LLC, is recalling certain Mini Cooper SAVs and xDrive all-wheel drive vehicles to repair a defective airbag roll-over sensor which could cause the head airbag, seat belt pretensioners and other safety systems to not activate during a roll-over crash. If the safety systems do not deploy as intended in a crash, it may increase the risk of injury, NHTSA said. This recall began on July 13, 2020.

Do I Have a BMW Recall Lawsuit?

The Product Liability Litigation Group at our law firm is an experienced team of trial lawyers that focus on the representation of plaintiffs in BMW Recall Lawsuits. We are handling individual litigation nationwide and currently accepting new personal injury cases in all 50 states.

If you or a loved one has been injured by a recalled BMW, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to a settlement by filing a suit and we can help.

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