Hyundai’s Kona Electric is also on the recall list, apparently, after a steady influx of problems have been documented since its launch in 2018. According to the latest intel, there’s no less than 77k vehicles that need a quick fix across the world.
According to kfz-betrieb.vogel.de (source is in German), BMW is set to join the expanding roster of carmakers that will recall some of its electrified vehicles because of increased fire risk for its plug-in hybrid (PHEV) models. The report talks about a figure close to Ford’s, with 26,700 cars affected on a global level, of which around a third have already been delivered.
If the German premium automaker encounters major problems with its battery cells in the affected models (X1, X2, X3, X5, 2 Series Active Tourer, 3 Series, 5 Series, 7 Series, i8 Coupé and Roadster, and the MINI Countryman) it could potentially spell trouble for its expanding electrified strategy.
BMW is currently preparing for the rollout of its fifth-generation electrification tech and is also getting ready to deliver the first examples of its first own-brand fully electric model, the iX3 SUV. Fortunately, according to a company spokesperson, there’s an incoming fix that might resolve the matter for all affected vehicles before the end of the month.