BMW is recalling more than 19,000 i3 REx plug-in hybrids in the U.S. because they could develop a fuel vapor leak that would increase the risk of a fire.
The Problem: The fuel-tank vent line may rub against the ribbed wire protection sleeve of the battery-positive cable, creating a hole in the vent line and causing a fuel vapor leak. In the presence of an ignition source, this can increase the risk of a fire.
BMW says it knows of no fires or accidents related to the problem, which was discovered by a dealer.
Cars from the 2014 to 2017 model years produced between March 2014 and December 2016 are affected by the recall.
BMW will notify owners and replace the fuel vent line for free. The recall is expected to begin in April.