ortho888
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i3 Recall

Wed Dec 06, 2017 3:33 pm

i3 recall- Any news on when they will start selling and leasing the i3 again since there is a freeze because of the recall(s)? Airbags and Rex wiring...

jadnashuanh
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Re: i3 Recall

Wed Dec 06, 2017 4:01 pm

For new and/or at the dealer, I heard, maybe in the next week(s). For existing owners, notices go out in January. It appears that the safety thing is being addressed with a software tweak to adjust how fast and when the airbag inflates, so it's not a separate hardware change, so it should be easier to implement. There's a similar one already in place in case there's a child seat on the passenger's side, so, it appears the ability to do this may work on the driver's side as well.

No idea on anything regarding the REx. Hadn't heard there was a hold on that or what the issue is.
Jim DeBruycker
2011 535i x-drive GT, 2014 i3 BEV

ortho888
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Re: i3 Recall

Wed Dec 06, 2017 4:11 pm

Thanks for the update!
Actually, I heard that there was a REx recall but looking at the i3 recall list there is this one: (17V088000) and it has to do with: the fuel tank vent line may rub against the ribbed wire protection sleeve of the battery positive (b+) cable, creating a hole in the vent line and causing a fuel vapor leak.

BUMWA
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Re: i3 Recall

Fri Dec 08, 2017 10:01 am

That gasoline vent rub recall is old and long-since resolved. What was intereesting about it was that it was a US-based 'grass-roots rub'--literally discoverd by US techs. Mine was fixed in August.

It's the frontal-impact recall that is holding up the works at BMW dealerships. I know: a Porsche dealer refused to even consider my car for trade after talking to his group's sister-BMW dealership.
Cheers,
Ray
14 i3 REx Giga; Clipper Creek HCS-40 w/holster, exterior mount
04 545iS 6-spd (sold)
07 K-1200 GT (sold)
40+ years of BMWs
hi-perf 5s since '87
Waiting for i5.....

t2macmil
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Re: i3 Recall

Sat Dec 09, 2017 11:38 am

I just ordered an I3s last week and they are saying February production is first run. I had heard they were going to build in November but maybe it’s delay due to recall? I’m in Toronto.

Any thoughts? Think bullshit excuse or legit production halt fir Canada as well as US?

theothertom
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Re: i3 Recall

Sat Dec 09, 2017 1:26 pm

I haven't heard of a sales stop in Canada. Do you have a nation wide seat belt law? If so, probably no sales stop. We don't have such a federal law in the US. Each state has their own laws and only one state does not have the mandatory seat belt law. Otherwise I don't think there would be a sales stop in the US.

t2macmil
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Re: i3 Recall

Sat Dec 09, 2017 9:44 pm

Yeah definitely in Canada we discovered not wearing seat belts is bad for your health. It’s interesting to see the power of each state in the US in that way, I heard some states you don’t have to wear a helmet on a motorcycle too lolz

So I guess February first production makes sense? Just seems late into 2018 for a 2018 car to begin

theothertom
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Re: i3 Recall

Sun Dec 10, 2017 6:01 am

t2macmil wrote:So I guess February first production makes sense? Just seems late into 2018 for a 2018 car to begin

I think the i3s was targeted for a mid year release. Maybe a little sooner in the US but your dealer would sell you one if he could get one, so my guess is that he's correct.

alohart
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Re: i3 Recall

Sun Dec 10, 2017 12:12 pm

theothertom wrote:I think the i3s was targeted for a mid year release. Maybe a little sooner in the US but your dealer would sell you one if he could get one, so my guess is that he's correct.

The first i3s has arrived in the U.S. and is waiting for the stop sale to end to be delivered to its owner. This timing is similar to past years in the U.S., at least.
Aloha,
Art

2014 BMW i3 Arravani Grey, Giga World, Tech + Driving Assist, Parking Assist, DC Fast Charging, JuiceBox EVSE

t2macmil
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Re: i3 Recall

Mon Dec 11, 2017 8:59 pm

Nice, ok thanks for clearing it up guys

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