BMW Fixes 2023 iX xDrive500 Recall Ahead of Schedule - Take Your Car in for a Full Inspection After Update
BMW has recently issued a stop sale/recall for its 2023 iX xDrive500 vehicles due to an airbag software issue. The recall was expected to be fixed by July 28th, but the company released the fix two days ahead of schedule on July 16th.
The recall affects both new and existing vehicles, with owners being asked not to use their cars until the issue is resolved. Some owners have already had their vehicles updated, while others are still waiting for the fix to be applied.
For those who have yet to receive the update, BMW Genius has said that it should be available at dealerships by July 22nd or earlier. However, some owners have reported that this date has been pushed back and they are still waiting for their cars to be updated.
Fortunately, BMW appears to have made good on its promise to release the fix early, as many owners have reported that their vehicles are now showing “no open issues” on the recall website. This means that new cars coming off the factory line should already have the fix applied.
In addition, some owners have reported that their cars were updated over the weekend, suggesting that BMW may be running a nightly batch job in Germany to ensure all affected vehicles are updated in a timely manner.
Overall, it appears that BMW is taking steps to ensure that all affected vehicles are updated as quickly as possible. This is great news for owners who have been waiting for their cars to be fixed, as they should soon be able to take delivery of their vehicles without any further delays.
For those who have already received the update, it is important to note that BMW recommends that owners take their cars in for a full inspection after the fix has been applied. This will ensure that all components are functioning correctly and that no further issues arise.
Finally, BMW has also released a statement saying that they are “committed to providing the highest level of customer service and satisfaction” and that they “will continue to work diligently to resolve any remaining issues as quickly as possible.” This is reassuring for owners who may be concerned about the quality of their vehicles.
Overall, BMW appears to be taking the necessary steps to ensure that all affected vehicles are updated in a timely manner. This is great news for owners who have been waiting for their cars to be fixed, as they should soon be able to take delivery of their vehicles without any further delays.
Has the stop sale on the valet parking now been lifted?
Yes, the service campaigns were released last night in the UK.
What is the Safety defect code related to?
The Safety defect code relates to a recall for replacing the high voltage battery cell module.
Are the two updates 22V483 and 22V240 available to the dealer by July 22nd or earlier?
BMW Genius told that the two updates would be released by end of day July 22nd, but they weren’t. My dealer confirmed this today and so did Genius. It is suggested to call back on Tuesday.
Does anyone have any information about vehicles already at dealerships?
BMW Genius told that Oxnard was working on my recall on Friday but still shows up on my recall when checked online. It is guessed that the online recall website is slow to update.
Is there any way to take it to them if not using the vehicle anymore?
It is suggested to contact BMW via phone for further information. They will be able to provide more details on how to return the vehicle.
Is there any way to get a refund for the recall?
BMW does not offer refunds for recalls, however they do offer a free loaner car while the recall is being serviced.
What should I do if I have already purchased the vehicle?
If you have already purchased the vehicle, it is important to contact your local dealer and ask them about the recall. They will be able to provide more information on what steps need to be taken in order to ensure that your vehicle is safe and up-to-date with all of its safety features.
Is there any other way to find out more information about the recall?
Yes, you can visit BMW's website for more information on the recall. Additionally, you can contact BMW customer service directly for further assistance.