Automotive recall

Transport Canada Recall - 2021596 - BMW

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Car recalled by BMW
Vehicle - Electrical
What to do

Please see corrective actions section below

Affected products

2020 | BMW | 5 SERIES, 2020 | BMW | X3, 2020 | MINI | COOPER COUNTRYMAN, 2021 | BMW | 3 SERIES, 2021 | BMW | 5 SERIES, 2021 | BMW | X3, 2021 | BMW | X5, 2021 | MINI | COOPER COUNTRYMAN


On certain plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEV), debris may have entered the high-voltage battery during production. As a result, the battery could short circuit.
Note: This recall is for potentially affected vehicles that did not have battery cell module(s) replaced as a part of TC Recall No. 2020-464. Under this new recall the battery cell module(s) must be replaced.

Safety Risk:
A short circuit in the battery could create a fire risk.

Corrective Actions:
BMW will notify owners by mail and inform you to take your vehicle to a dealer to replace the battery cell module(s) of the high voltage battery. BMW recommends that you should not charge your vehicle and that you should not drive the vehicle in manual mode, sport mode or use the shift paddles until the recall repairs have been completed. BMW also recommends that you should drain the high-voltage battery via iDrive, by setting/leaving the charging state at 30%, until the recall repairs have been completed.

Additional information


Visit Transport Canada’s Motor Vehicle Safety Recalls Database for the original recall.

Original published date:
Alert / recall type
Automotive recall
Vehicles - Car
Vehicles - SUV
Published by
Transport Canada
General public
Identification number
Transport Canada ID