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2020 MINI Countryman Recall Information

Component

ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:12V/24V/48V BATTERY

Manufacturer

BMW of North America, LLC

NHTSA Campaign ID20V490000
SummaryBMW 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.
ConsequenceA short-circuited hybrid battery may increase the risk of a fire.
RemedyBMW will notify owners, and dealers will inspect and, if necessary, replace the battery modules, free of charge. BMW issued owners an interim notification on October 16, 2020. Although potentially affected BMW owners received Interim ONLs, all potentially affected BMW owner vehicles have been remedied; therefore, BMW Final ONLs will not be necessary. Owners may contact BMW customer service at 1-800-525-7417.
NotesOwners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

Component

ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:PROPULSION SYSTEM:TRACTION BATTERY

Manufacturer

BMW of North America, LLC

NHTSA Campaign ID20V601000
SummaryBMW 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.
ConsequenceThe debris could result in a short-circuit, increasing the risk of fire or injury.
RemedyThe 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. The recall began November 24, 2020. Owners may contact BMW customer service at 1-800-525-7417.
NotesOwners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

Information provided by NHTSA
Data updated January 2021


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