BMW is recalling certain model year 2014 BMW i8 sports cars manufactured from May 16, 2014, to September 16, 2014, because of a fuel leak that could lead to a fire risk.
This recall involves 223 of its high-tech BMW i8 plug-in hybrids.
BMW said the problem was caused by an “inadequate weld of the bolt to the fuel tank” needed for the turbocharged, 1.5-liter 3-cylinder engine that powers the i8’s rear wheels.
BMW started notifying affected owners in November. Owners may contact BMW customer service at 1-800-525-7417 or [email protected] Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 for more information.