BMW Recall of certain 2014-2017 i3 REx hybrid electric vehicles

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

WASHINGTON, D.C. – February 18, 2017 – (Motor Sports Newswire) –

Fuel Vent Line may Chafe and Leak Fuel Vapor

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

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

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