BMW will rectify their EVs by simply updating the software, which will be carried out at authorised dealerships.
While the futuristic hum of an EV isn’t as exciting as that of a gas-powered car, the sound from the electric motors is an important safety feature which ensures others around can hear the vehicle coming. According to media reports, some BMWs have stopped making the humming sound, forcing the carmaker to recall the models for being too quiet.
As per reports, BMW has recalled almost 3,500 of its electric vehicles due to a faulty external sound generator. The company is said to have recalled the iX SUV and i4 sedan from its current EV model lineup. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), 1,443 units of the iX and 1,988 units of the i4 manufactured between 13th Jan – 21st Dec 2022 have been affected.
The NHTSA states that the control unit on the affected cars may sporadically experience a fault condition, which under certain operating conditions, will not emit the correct warning sounds. Under normal conditions, the sound generator on the EVs should emit a beep or humming noise when the car reverses.
BMW will rectify their EVs by simply updating the software, which will be carried out at authorised dealerships. Owners of affected cars will be notified of the recall by March. Customers can also check the NHTSA app or visit the regulator’s website and use the recall search tool using the car’s VIN numbers.
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