BMW Recalls 19,000 i3 REx Hybrid Electric Vehicles at Risk of Fuel Vapor Leak, Fire

The fuel tank vent line may rub against the ribbed wire protection sleeve of the battery positive cable

BMW Recalls 19,000 i3 REx Hybrid Electric Vehicles at Risk of Fuel Vapor Leak, Fire
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February 20, 2017

BMW of North America is recalling certain model year 2014-2017 i3 REx hybrid electric vehicles.

The fuel tank vent line on the affected vehicles 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.

A fuel vapor leak in the presence of an ignition source can increase the risk of a fire.

An estimated 19,130 i3 REx hybrid electric vehicles are impacted by this recall.

BMW will notify owners of the recalled vehicles, and local BMW dealers will inspect the fuel vent line and install a clip to prevent it from chafing. All repairs related to this recall will be conducted free of charge to vehicle owners.

This recall is expected to begin on April 3, 2017. Owners with further questions can contact BMW customer service at (800) 525-7417.