Great find! I wonder if BMW is negotiating with them to pay for all the challenges (in exchange for not bad-mouthing Samsung) and that's why we're not hearing muchSamsung SDI Might Be The Root Of Ford And BMW PHEV Recalls
Here's one in case it's helpfulI’m not sure what to make of the news. I just got my VIN so production to to start soon. Presumably they won’t be installing the faulty batteries. I tried to download the manual but got the message not available for this vehicle (X5 45e). Previously on the thread it was mentioned that that spec sheets were also down. Seems like some change is coming I just hope it’s not a downgrade.
You won't be able to access the manual for your vehicle until it finishes production. Mine finished on a Saturday and I couldn't access the manual until the following Monday. This has nothing to do with whatever is causing the spec sheets to have been taken down, it's the way it has been for a while from what I was told by BMW when I called a few weeks ago.I’m not sure what to make of the news. I just got my VIN so production to to start soon. Presumably they won’t be installing the faulty batteries. I tried to download the manual but got the message not available for this vehicle (X5 45e). Previously on the thread it was mentioned that that spec sheets were also down. Seems like some change is coming I just hope it’s not a downgrade.
They don't seem to have a problem any longer, as the ones coming off the line now are not included in this recall. Thus., they clearly have a way to remedy the problem, though it seems unclear how difficult it is to "fix" a vehicle that has already been built.That being said I'm hopeful that BMW will find a solution to this problem. Certainly it is not acceptable not to use the battery function or sport mode for any extended period of time. It will be interesting to see if it is a re-weld of the battery connection, or replacement of the battery that has to occur. Are they equipped at the dealerships to swap out a hybrid battery or is it going to be easier to produce a new X5 in Spartanburg and ship it to me. I understand that Mitsubishi makes the batteries so I'm guessing it's going to be at their expense but that's between them and BMW. Needless to say that I've only had the vehicle for 7 weeks that this would fall within the guidelines of most lemon laws. I'll post whenever I get an update. Hope this helps!
I read somewhere on one of these forums where someone had a similar situation with a brand new vehicle having issues and they simply never went back and picked it up. They contacted the lender and said the vehicle had problems and that they wanted to cancel the purchase, and they never made a single payment.I bought xdrive45e on 9/21/20 and drove it for a week by charging it everyday. I noticed even with all night charging, it would only charge to 40%. So I took it to the dealer I did not buy from, and they said there was this recall announced on 9/24/20 - literally 3 days after the purchase. I sent numerous emails to the manager at the dealer and also contacted the corporate. They compensated me with $1000, but really I just wanted to be able to return the car. I bought it for the plug-in hybrid driving, but cannot even use it. I received the compensation based on their anticipation of getting the remedy within next 1 or 2 months. I am not sure if I did a right thing. What else can I do about this situation? Can I just take it to the dealer and walk out with a loaner without too much hassle? Can I take this up to the Lemon Law? Or should I just wait for the remedy? I need some advice.
To confirm this information, when I took delivery of my 45e this week, my SA asked if I had a L2 charger at home. When I told him I did, he had one of the BMW Geniuses go and change the settings in the car to make sure it could accept max charge rates. He indicated that by default, they set it to a reduced charging rate.As to charging...you are likely not charging at the full rate the supplied device can provide. It seems by default, and sometimes it resets itself to that value, it is set to charge at a maximum rate of 6A. The provided device can provide 10A in the USA, and that will make a big difference in how fast it will charge. So, go into the iDrive menus and check...you can set it to (I think the option is) FULL, and it will take the maximum the devices can provide. AN EVSE sends out a signal that announces how much power it can provide, then it is up to the vehicle to decide how much it can use, never exceeding it's internal maximum or the device's capacity. That internal maximum could be from a menu choice, or physical hardware (that in the X5 can handle up to 16A and 3700W - power=volts*amps). By default, most BMWs limit the maximum power they can consume during charging in case the device supplied is on a shared circuit (say with your garage door opener, or lights, or who knows what) so that it doesn't trip the breaker.