2014 BMW i8 Recalled for Fire Risk | Edmunds

2014 BMW i8 Recalled for Fire Risk


WASHINGTON BMW of North America is recalling 223 2014 BMW i8 plug-in hybrid coupes because of a fuel leak that could lead to a fire risk, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

"A bolt used to attach a ground cable between the tank and the vehicle chassis may not have been properly welded during manufacturing," said NHTSA in its summary of the problem. "An inadequate weld of the bolt to the fuel tank could cause a fuel leak. In the presence of an ignition source, a fuel leak could lead to a fire."

BMW spokesman Matthew Russell told Edmunds there are no injuries, fires, crashes or fatalities linked to the recall.

The affected vehicles were built from May 16, 2014 to September 16, 2014.

The recall began in November.

BMW dealers will replace the fuel tank, if necessary. Owners can contact BMW at 1-800-525-7417.

Edmunds says: If you own the 2014 BMW i8 and have not yet been contacted by the company, get in touch with your dealer now for next steps.

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