BMW Will Recall 26,700 PHEVs Due To 'Impurities' In Battery Production

If they are fully charged, that can lead battery packs to catch fire.

BMW’s production of PHEVs is facing an unlucky streak. After the company halted deliveries of 4,460 units on August 19 due to welding beads that could cause fires, it is now recalling around 27,600 cars worldwide. The reason for that is the production process of some cells. Impurities got in the way and can make these cells ignite if the battery packs are fully charged.

BMW currently has two battery suppliers: CATL and Samsung SDI. Considering the issue does not affect all its PHEVs produced between January 20 and September 18, the problem probably affected only one of these battery manufacturers.