it Is common to hear calls to review in specific versions of the car for any factory defect widespread that it may be of a greater or lesser extent. The last that we publish here and that a lot of drew attention had to do with the pick-up Nissan Navara, which could be split literally in two by a bad anti-corrosion protection. Today reach us information that the BMW i3 has also been called to review, at least in the united States.
As we all know, the BMW i3 is a city of the German brand whose system of propulsion is completely electric. It is for this reason that call especially the attention to the call to review published by the “National Highway Traffic Safety Administration” american. They say that 19,000 units of this urbanite electric must go through the official repair shop of the brand in order to troubleshoot a potential problem of leakage of fuel but what was not an electric vehicle?
The BMW i3 sum more than 25,000 sales in the united States, although the majority of private customers and companies of car rental is favoured by the version REX, which brings with it a range extender. This range extender is neither more nor less than a small heat engine, powered by gasoline, it generates electricity with its operation. The heat engine is not used to transmit power directly to the wheels, but to generate electricity.
apparently, a pipe-charge to recirculate the fuel vapors can touch the wire from the positive of the battery, that is a danger of leakage and fire. Fortunately there are no records of any accident or fire caused by this issue, but as a precaution, BMW is recalling all BMW i3 sold with the range extender. We’ll see if this problem not also affects the units sold in the united States. In any case, and despite the fact that there are no recorded incidents, it is better to prevent than cure, as the saying goes.
Source – Carscoops