2020 BMW i3

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65 Service Alerts for 2020 BMW i3

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May 1, 2022 110000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

The Headunit High (HU-H), also called NBT, began replacing the Car Information Computer (CIC) on certain MY2013 vehicles with option 609 (as of 7/2012 production). This uses map North America NEXT. The Headunit High 2 (HU-H2), also called N

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November 1, 2021 093000 FUEL SYSTEM, OTHER:FUEL INJECTION SYSTEM

For the eligible vehicles, BMW of North America, LLC (BMW NA) is extending the limited warranty for the vehicle’s Fuel Injectors to: 15 years/150,000 miles as determined by the vehicle’s original in-service date.

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November 1, 2021 060000 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING

For the eligible vehicles, BMW of North America, LLC (BMW NA) is extending the limited warranty for the vehicle’s Fuel Injectors to: 15 years/150,000 miles as determined by the vehicle’s original in-service date.

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November 1, 2021 110000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

For the eligible vehicles, BMW of North America, LLC (BMW NA) is extending the limited warranty for the vehicle’s Fuel Injectors to: 15 years/150,000 miles as determined by the vehicle’s original in-service date.

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September 1, 2021 353500 EQUIPMENT:ELECTRICAL:NAVIGATIONAL SYSTEM(GLOBAL POSITIONING SYSTEM)

The Headunit High (HU-H), also called NBT, began replacing the Car Information Computer (CIC) on certain MY2013 vehicles with option 609 (as of 7/2012 production). This uses map North America NEXT. The Headunit High 2 (HU-H2), also called N

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September 1, 2021 061400 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE:HARD PARTS INTERNAL/MECHANICAL

Different air temperatures are felt from left to right out of the front fresh air grilles (air vents).

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December 1, 2020 355200 EQUIPMENT:OTHER:OWNERS/SERVICE/OTHER MANUAL

BMW MAINTENANCE BOOKLET AND OEM TIRE MANUFACTURERS’ WARRANTIES: In efforts to provide a digital experience to our customers, BMW of North America, LLC (BMW NA) is proud to announce a digital version of both the BMW Maintenance Booklet and B

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January 1, 2021 060000 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING

I3 REX FRONT (UPSTREAM) OXYGEN SENSOR: If a vehicle listed above arrives with engine malfunction indicator (Check Engine) warning light on, performing a Vehicle Test.

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January 1, 2021 110000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

I3 REX FRONT (UPSTREAM) OXYGEN SENSOR: If a vehicle listed above arrives with engine malfunction indicator (Check Engine) warning light on, performing a Vehicle Test.

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January 1, 2021 350000 EQUIPMENT

I3 REX FRONT (UPSTREAM) OXYGEN SENSOR: If a vehicle listed above arrives with engine malfunction indicator (Check Engine) warning light on, performing a Vehicle Test.

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January 1, 2021 356000 EQUIPMENT ADAPTIVE/MOBILITY

I3 REX FRONT (UPSTREAM) OXYGEN SENSOR: If a vehicle listed above arrives with engine malfunction indicator (Check Engine) warning light on, performing a Vehicle Test.

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July 1, 2021 357100 EQUIPMENT:APPLIANCE:AIR CONDITIONER

Different air temperatures are felt from left to right out of the front fresh air grilles (air vent). The following fault code is saved in the IHKA (integrated automatic heating/air conditioning system) control unit: 801189 – Engine mixed a

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May 1, 2021 353000 EQUIPMENT:ELECTRICAL

TELEMATICS UNIT DEACTIVATION DUE TO 3G CELLULAR TECHNOLOGY DISCONTINUATION: The discontinuation of 3G cellular communication for Combox, TCB 3G and ATM 3G (Telematics ControlModule) can no longer be supported by the cellular network provide

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May 1, 2021 350000 EQUIPMENT

DELIVERY STOP: CHARGING CABLE (NON-TURBOCORD VERSION): BMW AG has issued a Delivery Stop (effective May 3, 2021) on a small number of Model Year 2021 BMW i3 vehicles that were produced between March 1, 2021 and April 26, 2021. The vehicle

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February 5, 2017 110000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

The vehicle may exhibit any of the following at very low State of Charge (SOC) ? less than 8%: – Power loss or high voltage system shutdown while running range extender (REx). – Inconsistent performance of the REx. – High voltage system

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February 5, 2017 100001 HYBRID PROPULSION SYSTEM

The vehicle may exhibit any of the following at very low State of Charge (SOC) ? less than 8%: – Power loss or high voltage system shutdown while running range extender (REx). – Inconsistent performance of the REx. – High voltage system

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March 1, 2021 010000 STEERING

STEERING ASSISTANCE SPORADIC REDUCTION: The driver notices a reduction of steering assistance sporadically while in certain driving situations. Steering control is never lost when the reduction of assistance occurs.

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March 1, 2021 140000 AIR BAGS

STEERING ASSISTANCE SPORADIC REDUCTION: The driver notices a reduction of steering assistance sporadically while in certain driving situations. Steering control is never lost when the reduction of assistance occurs.

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December 1, 2020 190000 TIRES

BMW MAINTENANCE BOOKLET AND OEM TIRE MANUFACTURERS’ WARRANTIES: In efforts to provide a digital experience to our customers, BMW of North America, LLC (BMW NA) is proud to announce a digital version of both the BMW Maintenance Booklet and B

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January 1, 2021 120000 EXTERIOR LIGHTING

I3 REX FRONT (UPSTREAM) OXYGEN SENSOR: If a vehicle listed above arrives with engine malfunction indicator (Check Engine) warning light on, performing a Vehicle Test.

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January 1, 2021 140000 AIR BAGS

I3 REX FRONT (UPSTREAM) OXYGEN SENSOR: If a vehicle listed above arrives with engine malfunction indicator (Check Engine) warning light on, performing a Vehicle Test.

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January 1, 2021 270000 LANE DEPARTURE

I3 REX FRONT (UPSTREAM) OXYGEN SENSOR: If a vehicle listed above arrives with engine malfunction indicator (Check Engine) warning light on, performing a Vehicle Test.

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November 1, 2020 136000 VISIBILITY:WINDSHIELD WIPER/WASHER

Low Washer Fluid Warning Light is illuminated when the Washer Fluid Tank is Full: Low Washer Fluid Warning Light is illuminated when the Washer Fluid Tank is Full.There are no faults stored in the system for the washer fluid level switch.

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November 1, 2020 350000 EQUIPMENT

Low Washer Fluid Warning Light is illuminated when the Washer Fluid Tank is Full: Low Washer Fluid Warning Light is illuminated when the Washer Fluid Tank is Full.There are no faults stored in the system for the washer fluid level switch.

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October 1, 2020 130000 VISIBILITY

SERVICE ACTION – RENEW INTERIOR MIRROR HOLDER: The bonding of the interior mirror holder was not performed correctly. Incorrect bonding during production.

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December 1, 2020 010000 STEERING

?SPORADIC REDUCTION OF STEERING ASSISTANCE: The driver notices a reduction of steering assistance sporadically while in certain driving situations. Steering control is never lost when the reduction of assistance occurs.

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October 1, 2020 130000 VISIBILITY

SERVICE ACTION – RENEW INTERIOR MIRROR HOLDER: The bonding of the interior mirror holder was not performed correctly. Incorrect bonding during production.

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April 1, 2020 353500 EQUIPMENT:ELECTRICAL:NAVIGATIONAL SYSTEM(GLOBAL POSITIONING SYSTEM)

AUTOMATED ACTIVATION OF NAVIGATION SYSTEM DURING PDI/QC1: This Service Information Bulletin (Revision 2) replaces SI B65 22 14 dated October 2015. The INITIAL NAV enabling code no longer needs to be pre-ordered through the Parts department!

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September 1, 2020 130000 VISIBILITY

SERVICE ACTION – RENEW INTERIOR MIRROR HOLDER: The bonding of the interior mirror holder was not performed correctly. Incorrect bonding during production.

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April 1, 2020 030000 SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC

AIR CONDITIONING DOES NOT COOL: The air conditioning no longer cools the vehicle. A vehicle test reveals one or both of the following faults stored in the IHX_I1 Control Module: 801295 – Heat Pump pressure-temperature sensor 2 after air con

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April 1, 2020 070000 FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE

AIR CONDITIONING DOES NOT COOL: The air conditioning no longer cools the vehicle. A vehicle test reveals one or both of the following faults stored in the IHX_I1 Control Module: 801295 – Heat Pump pressure-temperature sensor 2 after air con

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April 1, 2020 110000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

AIR CONDITIONING DOES NOT COOL: The air conditioning no longer cools the vehicle. A vehicle test reveals one or both of the following faults stored in the IHX_I1 Control Module: 801295 – Heat Pump pressure-temperature sensor 2 after air con

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April 1, 2020 280000 BACK OVER PREVENTION

AIR CONDITIONING DOES NOT COOL: The air conditioning no longer cools the vehicle. A vehicle test reveals one or both of the following faults stored in the IHX_I1 Control Module: 801295 – Heat Pump pressure-temperature sensor 2 after air con

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April 1, 2020 010000 STEERING

CHECK CONTROL MESSAGES FOR BRAKE SUSPENSION AND AIR BAG SYSTEM MALFUNCTION: Multiple check control messages (CCM) can display for brake suspension and air bag system malfunction. The customer may also complain about any of the following: En

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April 1, 2020 020000 SUSPENSION

CHECK CONTROL MESSAGES FOR BRAKE SUSPENSION AND AIR BAG SYSTEM MALFUNCTION: Multiple check control messages (CCM) can display for brake suspension and air bag system malfunction. The customer may also complain about any of the following: En

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April 1, 2020 251000 ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL:AUTOMATIC (ASC)

CHECK CONTROL MESSAGES FOR BRAKE SUSPENSION AND AIR BAG SYSTEM MALFUNCTION: Multiple check control messages (CCM) can display for brake suspension and air bag system malfunction. The customer may also complain about any of the following: En

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April 1, 2020 110000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

CHECK CONTROL MESSAGES FOR BRAKE SUSPENSION AND AIR BAG SYSTEM MALFUNCTION: Multiple check control messages (CCM) can display for brake suspension and air bag system malfunction. The customer may also complain about any of the following: En

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April 1, 2020 350000 EQUIPMENT

VEHICLE SOUND GENERATOR IS DIFFERENT AND LOUDER AFTER PROGRAMMING: Vehicles sound is different and louder after programming to an Integration level (I-level) between I001-1911-500 and I001-19-11-556. Software in the Vehicle Sound Generator

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April 1, 2020 118000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:SOFTWARE

VEHICLE SOUND GENERATOR IS DIFFERENT AND LOUDER AFTER PROGRAMMING: Vehicles sound is different and louder after programming to an Integration level (I-level) between I001-1911-500 and I001-19-11-556. Software in the Vehicle Sound Generator

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September 1, 2020 060000 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING

I01 REX MISFIRES AT HIGH ALTITUDES USING WINTER-BLEND FUEL: The check engine light (MIL) is displayed, and in some cases the range extender (REx) engine will run rough for about 1 to 2 seconds during cold start.

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April 1, 2020 060000 ENGINE (PWS)

CCM DISPLAYED “INCREASED BATTERY DRAIN” CAUSED BY CONTROLLER: This Service Information Bulletin (Revision 1) replaces SI B61 05 20 dated February 2020. Electrostatic discharge at standstill / start engine. Energy management” The results of

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April 1, 2020 050000 PARKING BRAKE

TAILGATE UNINTENTIONALLY OPENS: This Service Information Bulletin (Revision 4) replaces SI B51 30 16 dated March 2018. Trunk/tailgate may open when vehicle is locked Trunk/tailgate may open while the vehicle is in motion usually after stopp

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April 1, 2020 140000 AIR BAGS

TAILGATE UNINTENTIONALLY OPENS: This Service Information Bulletin (Revision 4) replaces SI B51 30 16 dated March 2018. Trunk/tailgate may open when vehicle is locked Trunk/tailgate may open while the vehicle is in motion usually after stopp

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April 1, 2020 030000 SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC

TICKING NOISE WHILE CORNERING WITHOUT THE BRAKES APPLIED: This Service Information Bulletin (Revision 3) replaces SI B34 05 17 dated September 2017. Ticking noise coming from front wheel while cornering without brakes applied noticeable at

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April 1, 2020 100000 POWER TRAIN

TICKING NOISE WHILE CORNERING WITHOUT THE BRAKES APPLIED: This Service Information Bulletin (Revision 3) replaces SI B34 05 17 dated September 2017. Ticking noise coming from front wheel while cornering without brakes applied noticeable at

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April 1, 2020 200000 WHEELS

TICKING NOISE WHILE CORNERING WITHOUT THE BRAKES APPLIED: This Service Information Bulletin (Revision 3) replaces SI B34 05 17 dated September 2017. Ticking noise coming from front wheel while cornering without brakes applied noticeable at

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April 1, 2020 280000 BACK OVER PREVENTION

TICKING NOISE WHILE CORNERING WITHOUT THE BRAKES APPLIED: This Service Information Bulletin (Revision 3) replaces SI B34 05 17 dated September 2017. Ticking noise coming from front wheel while cornering without brakes applied noticeable at

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April 1, 2020 010000 STEERING

SPORADIC REDUCTION OF STEERING ASSISTANCE: This Service Information Bulletin (Revision 1) replaces SI B32 11 19 dated October 2019. The driver notices a reduction of steering assistance sporadically while in certain driving situations. Stee

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April 1, 2020 081100 FUEL SYSTEM, DIESEL:STORAGE:TANK ASSEMBLY

SPORADIC REDUCTION OF STEERING ASSISTANCE: This Service Information Bulletin (Revision 1) replaces SI B32 11 19 dated October 2019. The driver notices a reduction of steering assistance sporadically while in certain driving situations. Stee

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April 1, 2020 100000 POWER TRAIN

SPORADIC REDUCTION OF STEERING ASSISTANCE: This Service Information Bulletin (Revision 1) replaces SI B32 11 19 dated October 2019. The driver notices a reduction of steering assistance sporadically while in certain driving situations. Stee

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April 1, 2020 140000 AIR BAGS

SPORADIC REDUCTION OF STEERING ASSISTANCE: This Service Information Bulletin (Revision 1) replaces SI B32 11 19 dated October 2019. The driver notices a reduction of steering assistance sporadically while in certain driving situations. Stee

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April 1, 2020 110000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

CONNECTEDDRIVE/BMW ASSIST SYSTEM DIAGNOSIS INFORMATION: This Service Information Bulletin (Revision 7) replaces SI B84 02 14 dated May 2019. ConnectedDrive/BMW Assist features are partially or completely inoperative. This Service Informatio

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April 1, 2020 356000 EQUIPMENT ADAPTIVE/MOBILITY

CONNECTEDDRIVE/BMW ASSIST SYSTEM DIAGNOSIS INFORMATION: This Service Information Bulletin (Revision 7) replaces SI B84 02 14 dated May 2019. ConnectedDrive/BMW Assist features are partially or completely inoperative. This Service Informatio

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May 1, 2020 150000 SEAT BELTS

A Check Control Message is displayed for the Tailgate Lock Open: A Check Control Message is displayed indicating that the tailgate is open even though it is mechanically closed. Faulty tailgate lock or incorrect adjustment.

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May 1, 2020 060000 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING

TANK VENTILATION AND MIXTURE CONTROL FAULTS STORED IN THE DME: The Engine Malfunction Warning is illuminated and one or more of the following faults are stored in the DME. All models: FC 191C02 – Fuel tank ventilation system 2nd discharge p

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September 1, 2020 110000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

BMW TURBOCORD PORTABLE EV 120 V/240 V CHARGER: The BMW-approved accessory TurboCord electric vehicle (EV) charger will not charge the vehicle.

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May 1, 2020 110000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

CCM DISPLAYED “INCREASED BATTERY DRAIN” CAUSED BY CONTROLLER: A yellow CCM (Check Control Message) ID 415 is displayed- “Increased battery drain! // Battery. Electrostatic discharge at standstill / start engine. Energy management” The resul

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July 1, 2020 118000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:SOFTWARE

NAVIGATION SYSTEM – REPORTING MISSING OR INCORRECT ROADMAP DATA: Do not replace parts and do not program the vehicle. Roads can change by up to 15% every year. To ensure the best navigation experience, we do everything in our power to creat

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July 1, 2020 030000 SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC

TICKING NOISE WHILE CORNERING WITHOUT THE BRAKES APPLIED: Ticking noise coming from front wheel while cornering without brakes applied, noticeable at low speeds. The vehicle must be moving.

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July 1, 2020 200000 WHEELS

TICKING NOISE WHILE CORNERING WITHOUT THE BRAKES APPLIED: Ticking noise coming from front wheel while cornering without brakes applied, noticeable at low speeds. The vehicle must be moving.

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February 1, 2020 110000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

CCM DISPLAYED “INCREASED BATTERY DRAIN” CAUSED BY CONTROLLER. A yellow CCM (Check Control Message) ID 415 is displayed- “Increased battery drain! // Battery. Electrostatic discharge at standstill / start engine. Energy management” The resul

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February 1, 2020 150000 SEAT BELTS

SAFETY BELT WARNING GONG SOUNDS AFTER UNBUCKLING WHILE VEHICLE IS STATIONARY. After a vehicle has been programmed to an I-level greater than 19-11-5xx and lower than I-level 20-03-530; the safety belt (aka seat belt) acoustic warning sounds

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January 1, 2020 010000 STEERING

Power-assisted Steering Intermittently Not Available at Engine Start-up: This Service Information Bulletin (Revision 1) replaces SI B32 02 14 dated November 2016. The power-assisted steering is unavailable at start up/drive readiness. No co

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January 1, 2020 110000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

Power-assisted Steering Intermittently Not Available at Engine Start-up: This Service Information Bulletin (Revision 1) replaces SI B32 02 14 dated November 2016. The power-assisted steering is unavailable at start up/drive readiness. No co

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December 1, 2019 110000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

High-Voltage Charging Cable Lock Malfunction: One of the following situations can occur: The vehicle cannot be charged via the high-voltage charging procedure. The indicator light on the charging socket lights up white and does not change c

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