Recall roundup: BMW i8 for fire risk image

The German based automaker BMW has issued a recall for the i8 “green” sports car as this is confronting with a possible fire risk.

We all know the images and videos with the expensive supercars being transformed into live torches for no obvious reason and also know that the carmakers never make a comment on the situation so if you are the proud owner of a brand new BMW i8 and you think that your ride is “fireproof”, think again, because the carmaker has recently issued a recall.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the BMW i8 is the subject of a recall as a problem with an inadequate weld of a bolt to the fuel tank which is attaching the ground cable between the vehicle chassis and the fuel tank has been discovered. Because of the welding process used to attach the cable, a fuel leak may develop and, in the presence of an ignition source, it can lead to a fire.

A total of 238 units of the BMW i8 are currently affected by this issue as these have been manufactured between the 16th of May, 2014, and the 16th of September, 2014. Owners of these cars will be notified by the company and the fix will be made free of charge. For any extra details on the topic, owners of the i8s should contact their local dealership.