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2017 BMW i3 Reliability Ratings

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2017 BMW i3 Recalls

There have been 3 safety recalls issued from NHTSA.

AIR BAGS:FRONTAL Recall Date: 11/15/2017
  • Summary: BMW of North America, LLC (BMW) is recalling certain 2014-2018 BMW i3 electric and hybrid electric vehicles. Unbelted, small adult, drivers may be at a higher risk of neck injury in the event of a frontal crash. These vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 208, "Occupant Crash Protection."
  • Potential Number of Units Affected: 32000
  • Consequence: During a frontal impact, unbelted, small adult, drivers could be at a higher risk of neck injury.
  • Remedy: BMW will notify owners, and dealers will update the Driver air bag control unit software, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin January 8, 2018. Owners may contact BMW customer service at the dedicated i3 recall number 1-855-269-3361.
  • Dates of Manufacture: AUG 31, 2013 to NOV 13, 2017
  • NHTSA Campaign ID: 17V720000
FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:DELIVERY:HOSES, LINES/PIPING, AND FITTINGS Recall Date: 02/08/2017
  • Summary: BMW of North America, LLC (BMW) is recalling certain 2014-2017 i3 REx hybrid electric vehicles. The fuel tank vent line may rub against the ribbed wire protection sleeve of the battery positive (B+) cable, creating a hole in the vent line and causing a fuel vapor leak.
  • Potential Number of Units Affected: 19130
  • Consequence: A fuel vapor leak in the presence of an ignition source can increase the risk of a fire.
  • Remedy: BMW will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the fuel vent line, replacing it as necessary, and install a clip to prevent it from chafing, free of charge. The recall beganApril 3, 2017. Owners may contact BMW customer service at 1-800-525-7417.
  • Dates of Manufacture: MAR 04, 2014 to DEC 29, 2016
  • NHTSA Campaign ID: 17V088000
AIR BAGS Recall Date: 12/19/2016
  • Summary: BMW of North America, LLC (BMW) is recalling certain model year 2017 BMW 640i, 640i xDrive, 650i, 650i xDrive, M6, 535i, 535i xDrive, 430i, 430i xDrive, 440i, 440i xDrive, M4, X1 sDrive28i, X1 xDrive28i, i3, i8, Rolls-Royce Dawn, Mini Clubman Cooper, Clubman Cooper S, Cooper All4, Cooper S All4, Mini 4-Door Cooper, Cooper S, Mini 2-Door Cooper, Cooper S, John Cooper Works and 2016 BMW 528i, 528i xDrive, 535i, 535i xDrive, 550i, 550i xDrive, M5 and 535d vehicles. The affected vehicles have seat- mounted side air bag inflator initiators that may fail to ignite during a crash.
  • Potential Number of Units Affected: 3506
  • Consequence: If the air bag inflator initiator fails to ignite, the seat-mounted air bag will not deploy, increasing the risk of injury.
  • Remedy: BMW will notify owners, and dealers will replace the air bag modules, free of charge. The recall began February 6, 2017. Owners may contact BMW customer service at 1-800-525-7417.
  • Dates of Manufacture: JUL 28, 2016 to SEP 11, 2016
  • NHTSA Campaign ID: 16V914000

2017 BMW i3 Warranty

BMW covers the 2017 i3 with a four-year/50,000-mile warranty and an eight-year/100,000-mile battery warranty.

Warranty information last updated: 8/7/18

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