The BMW iX SUV is one of the main models in the German manufacturer’s global rollout of electrified vehicles. But while the model was well-received in the market after its launch, BMW has now issued recalls in a number of countries to check for potential malfunctions related to sudden and unexpected acceleration.
The problem first came to light in 2022 after several owners complained that their iX models accelerated when they didn’t intend to. The fault was initially suspected to be around the cruise control system, but it was eventually determined that it was not a problem with the drive system, but that due to the steering angle, the driver’s hand could inadvertently touch the cruise control button.
according to Report, BMW clarified that sudden acceleration can occur if the driver activates the cruise control system, then deactivates it, and then presses the button again without knowing it. There may be a problem with the position of the cruise control button with the speed setting option.
While sudden acceleration could be a potential risk, there have been no reports of accidents or injuries. BMW clarifies that cruise control – whether intentional or not – can be deactivated almost instantly. However, it has been further reported that iX xDrive50s and iX M60s built since 2022 may be checked, and a software update may be rolled out to check this.
Without further ado, the iX will be launched in India in December 2021 and will be available via the CBU route.it comes with a price tag ¥11.6 million (ex-showroom).
First published date: June 15, 2023 at 14:16 PM CST