BMW is recalling 3,431 vehicles in the United States. No recall on this subject is planned in Germany.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the car manufacturer BMW have launched a recall campaign for vehicles of the types i4 and iX in the USA. 3,431 vehicles are currently affected in the USA.
During the vehicle start, the control unit for generating the artificial pedestrian protection sound can sporadically experience an error condition. As a result, the ECU software may not produce the required external artificial sound under certain vehicle operating conditions. As such, potentially affected vehicles may not fully comply with Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) 141 Section 5.
Under certain vehicle operating conditions, this could increase the risk of injury to certain pedestrians who may need this noise to identify potentially affected vehicles in the immediate vicinity to become aware of nearness.
A service campaign is starting in this country
In Germany it is a service campaign with customer notification. Only vehicles without "iconic sounds" and a certain equipment combination are affected.
These models are currently affected by the recall in the USA:
(total: 3,431 vehicles)
The software of the affected vehicles must be reprogrammed. The software can also be updated independently in the vehicle if an offer to install the Remote Software Upgrade (RSU) Version 11/2022.63 is displayed in the vehicle. In this case, a workshop visit is not necessary. The new RSU version is expected to be available from the end of February 2023. The recall can be found at NHTSA under case number 23V-026.
BMW is recalling 3,431 vehicles in the United States. During vehicle start-up, the controller for generating the artificial pedestrian protection sound may sporadically experience a fault condition. A service campaign is planned in Germany.