Baltimore-Area X60 Vehicle Recall: Stop Delivering Vehicles Until Parts Arrive
X60 vehicles produced from October 6 to November 5 have been put on a stop-delivery advisory due to an issue with the high voltage battery software. This recall is different from the stop-sale/delivery advisory, and requires a replacement electric drive unit (HEAT module) before delivery. The parts are expected to arrive in the next few weeks, and the rework should be completed by dealers shortly afterwards. Unfortunately, there is a global shortage of front EDUs, so the fix may take up to 12 weeks or more depending on the dealer's priority list.
The Baltimore area is one of the most affected by this recall, as it has the highest concentration of X60 vehicles in the country. The dealerships in the area have been instructed to stop selling and delivering any X60 vehicles until further notice. This means that customers who had already purchased an X60 vehicle may not be able to take delivery until the parts arrive and are installed.
For those customers who have already taken delivery of their X60 vehicle, they should contact their local dealership for a free software update. This update will fix the issue with the high voltage battery software, and ensure that the vehicle is safe to drive. Customers should also be aware that if they experience any issues with their X60 vehicle, they should contact their local dealership immediately.
In addition to the stop-sale/delivery advisory, dealerships in the Baltimore area have also been instructed to inspect all X60 vehicles currently on their lot for any signs of damage or wear and tear. If any issues are found, the dealer must replace or repair the part before selling or delivering the vehicle. This is to ensure that all X60 vehicles sold in the area are safe and reliable.
The stop-sale/delivery advisory is expected to remain in effect until all parts have arrived and been installed. In the meantime, customers should contact their local dealership for more information about when they can expect their X60 vehicle to be ready for delivery. Customers should also keep an eye out for any updates from their local dealership regarding the status of their order.
Overall, this recall affects a large number of customers in the Baltimore area, and it is important that everyone follows the instructions given by their local dealership. By doing so, customers can ensure that their X60 vehicle is safe and reliable before taking delivery.
What is the reason for the stop sale on the IX60?
The stop sale is due to a recall for the high voltage battery software. A VIN check should reveal the reason. Additionally, there is a shortage of front EDUs which affects IXM50, I4M50 and the I7 in that Oct/Nov build period. The fix may take up to 12 weeks or more depending on your dealer’s position in the priority list.
When did this stop sale begin?
The people who are on the October/November production stop sale have gotten virtually no information from their dealership or the regional BMW office. It is likely that this stop sale began after November 5th.
Is it dangerous to drive my car?
The software issue is an actual recall, very different from the stop-sale/delivery advisory. It is assumed that the car is not dangerous to drive, however, you should have the software updated per the recall as soon as possible.
How long will it take to fix this issue?
The fix may take up to 12 weeks or more depending on your dealer’s position in the priority list. You can contact your dealer for more information about when parts will be available and when repairs can be completed.
What should I do if I have already purchased an IX60?
If you have already purchased an IX60, you should contact your dealer to get the software update as soon as possible. Additionally, you can check with your dealer for any other updates or recalls that may be necessary.