Photo of BMW i8 courtesy of BMW.

Photo of BMW i8 courtesy of BMW.

BMW of North America is recalling 223 2014 model-year i8 plug-in hybrid sports cars because of a fire risk, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports.

A bolt used to attach a ground cable between the fuel tank and the vehicle chassis may not have been properly welded during manufacturing, NHTSA said. This could result in a fuel leak that poses a fire risk.

To resolve the problem, BMW dealers will make an inspection and replace the fuel tank if necessary. There will be no charge for this service.

The recall is already under way. Vehicle owners can reach BMW customer service at (800) 525-7417 or



Originally posted on Automotive Fleet