2018 BMW i3

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2018 BMW i3 Reliability Ratings

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2018 BMW i3 Recalls

There have been 2 safety recalls issued from NHTSA.

EQUIPMENT:ELECTRICAL Recall Date: 09/19/2018
  • Summary: BMW of North America, LLC (BMW) is recalling certain 2018 BMW 330e iPerformance, i3 Rex, i3 Sport Rex, X5 xDrive40e, i3 BEV, i3 Sport BEV and 2019 i8 and i8 Roadster vehicles and 2018-2019 530e iPerformance, 530e xDrive iPerformance and 740Le xDrive iPerformance vehicles. Capacitors within the TurboCord Portable Chargers may fail, possibly resulting in a shock hazard or a fire.
  • Potential Number of Units Affected: 3501
  • Consequence: An electrical shock or a fire can increase the risk of injury or death.
  • Remedy: BMW will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the charging cable, and replace it if necessary, free of charge. An interim notification was mailed to owners on November 19, 2018. A second notification will be sent when the remedy is available. Owners may contact BMW customer service at 1-800-525-7417.
  • Dates of Manufacture: FEB 26, 2018 to AUG 21, 2018
  • NHTSA Campaign ID: 18V652000
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

2018 BMW i3 Warranty

The 2018 BMW i3 comes with a four-year/50,000-mile new-vehicle warranty and an eight-year/100,000-mile battery warranty.

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