WASHINGTON, D.C. – February 18, 2017 – (Motor Sports Newswire) –
A fuel vapor leak in the presence of an ignition source can increase the risk of a fire.
NHTSA Campaign Number: 17V088000
Manufacturer: BMW of North America, LLC
Components: FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE
Potential Number of Units Affected: 19,130
|Vehicle Make||Model||Model Year(s)|
|BMW||I3||2014 – 2017|
Summary: BMW of North America, LLC (BMW) is recalling certain 2014-2017 i3 REx hybrid electric vehicles. The fuel tank vent line 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.
Remedy: BMW will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the fuel vent line, replacing it as necessary, and install a clip to prevent it from chafing, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin April 3, 2017. Owners may contact BMW customer service at 1-800-525-7417.
Notes: Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
Source: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration