2016 BMW I3 Unknown Or Other Problems, Complaints and Defects, Recalls and Failures

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2016 BMW I3 Unknown Or Other Problems, Complaints and Defects

 Issue ID1412348
 Internal NHTSA #11031969
 ManufacurerBMW of North America, LLC
 Model Year2016
 File date05/10/17
Product type codeVEHICLE
 Description of the problemI was pulling into my driveway in the morning at around 9:15 am preparing to park bmw i3 electric vehicle in to the garage. I had my foot on the brake and was waiting for the garage door to open. The vehicle was stationary but notice that brake was not functioning properly, meaning there was no feeling of vehicle was in a lock position due to the brake being pressured on the wheel. Then all of sudden, the vehicle went accelerating or "sudden unintended acceleration". The vehicle went through the garage door that was only half way up and was still going up. Then, the vehicle continued its unintended acceleration crash impact to the refrigerator that was against the back side of the garage wall. The impact of the vehicle to the refrigerator and the wall took out entire back side of the garage wall of about 20 feet wide x 8 feet tall wall and threw off refrigerator 50ft to the ground level. The vehicle stop from the impact and almost half of its body length was cantilevering off the edge of the back side of wall. My house is built on about 35 degree slope and the vehicle was cantilevered about 45 feet from the ground. The police and fire department was called and they were able to safely bring the vehicle off the edge and the vehicle was tow to the local bmw dealer where i had it leased. I made a requested to the local dealer manager in person not to temper with the vehicle until all parties that may have interest in this case have made their input on it. I've called in to the bmw north america and informed this incident. I've reported this incident to my home and auto insurance company. Please review this case because the condition that i am reporting "sudden unintended acceleration" did happen and it was super fast! The total distance the vehicle traveled from the station position to impact/stop was about 50 feet maximum, standard garage length plus about 10 feet.
 Vehicle Mileage at Failure35
Number of Occurences
Source of the issueNHTSA WEB SITE
 City and StateORINDA, CA
 Was vehicle invloved in a crash?Y
 Was vehicle involved in a fire?N
 Was incedent reported to police?Y
 Was medical attention required?N
 Was part original equipment?
No. of injured persons
No. of fatalities
 Date of purchase26/02/24
Was original owner?N
Anti-lock brakesN
Cruise controlN
Number of cylinders
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Transmission type
 Vehicle speed0
 DoT tire identifier
 Tire size
 Location of tire code
 Type of tire failure code
 Was defective tire repaired?
 Date of manufacture
Type of child seat code
Type of restraint
 Dealer's name
 Dealer's telephone number
 Dealer's city
 Dealer's state code
 Dealer's ZIP code
  • What is Recall?

    A recall is when a product is removed from the market or a correction is made to the product because it is either defective or potentially harmful.
  • What is Failure?

    Failure is the state or condition of not meeting a desirable or intended objective, and may be viewed as the opposite of success. Product failure ranges from failure to sell the product to fracture of the product, in the worst cases leading to personal injury, the province of forensic engineering.
  • What is Defect?

    Non-conformance of a car component with the specified requirements, or non-fulfillment of user expectations, including the safety aspects.



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