The recall involves the locally produced i3 and iX3, as well as the imported i4, i7 and iX EVs.
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BMW has carried out another electric vehicle (EV) recall in China, albeit in small numbers.
The German luxury carmaker is recalling a total of 99 EVs in China from June 2, involving locally produced i3 and iX3, as well as imported i4, i7 and iX, according to a Friday announcement on China's State Administration for Market Regulation (SAMR) website.
Specifically, this includes 42 China-made i3 EVs with production dates from May 3, 2022 to April 12, 2023, and 47 China-made iX3 EVs with production dates from September 22, 2021 to March 2, 2023.
The recall of these EVs is being conducted by BMW Brilliance, BMW's joint venture in China.
The recall of imported vehicles includes five i4 EVs with production dates from December 15, 2021 to October 6, 2022, one imported i7 EV with production date on September 20, 2022, and four imported iX EVs with production dates from February 4, 2022 to September 27, 2022.
The recall of these imported EVs is being conducted by BMW China Automotive Trading Ltd.
The cable bridge of the high-voltage battery monitoring electronics cell supervision circuits (CSC) in the vehicles covered by the recall is not properly locked into place, and in extreme cases, the CSC is unable to effectively monitor the high-voltage battery, the announcement said.
In the event of such a situation, the CSC will perform fail-safe measures to stop the power output of the high-voltage battery, resulting in a possible power interruption in the moving vehicle, according to the announcement.
BMW Brilliance and BMW China will replace the high-voltage battery monitoring electronics for the vehicles free of charge to eliminate the safety hazard.
BMW last recalled EVs in China on March 29, when one locally produced i3 and 136 imported i4 EVs were involved.
BMW Brilliance retail sales in China rose 8.4 percent to 217,636 vehicles in January-April, ranking ninth with a 3.7 percent share, according to China Passenger Car Association (CPCA) rankings last month.
BMW's EV sales did not make it into any of the CPCA's rankings.
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