Have you purchased or leased a 2020-2021 Model Year BMW Plug-In Hybrid?

BMW has recently warned 2020-2021 model year BMW plug-in hybrid users of potential vehicle fires.

BMW has issued a recall for 4,509 vehicles in the U.S., but because it currently has no remedy for the problem it is warning owners and lessees not to charge, use Sport mode, or the shift paddles in various plug-in hybrid vehicles, due to a risk of fire.

The models affected include: 2021 BMW X5 xDrive45e; 2021 BMW 745Le xDrive, 2020-2021 BMW 530e, 530e xDrive, 530e iPerformance, 2020-2021 Mini Cooper Countryman All4 SE; 2020-2021 BMW X3 xDrive30e; 2021 BMW 330e, 330e xDrive; 2020 BMW i8.

The issue stems from the Samsung battery used in the affected PHEV models. According to BMW, debris may have entered the battery cells during production, which can cause a short circuit and spark a fire.

If you or someone you know has purchased or leased one of the affected vehicles, or has experienced a fire, please contact Aarthi Manohar at 215-238-1700 or amanohar@kohnswift.com. Because of the pandemic we may be working remotely, but if you leave a message we will get back to you promptly.

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