KLE failure?

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chrisl
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KLE failure?

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Plugged our 2015 i3 BEV into our JuiceBox and there was a loud pop and magic smoke smell. Error message saying drivetrain error and not possible to drive. Will turn on, can release park brake, but cannot go into neutral or drive. Getting towed on flatbed tomorrow to Brisbane BMW.
Has anyone suffered anything similar? I suspect that the KLE failed (mine has DC fast charging.)
Hate to find out how much this is going to cost!!!

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For we non-BMW drivers, what is a KLE?

I wish you an inexpensive experience, though I'll admit that this doesn't seem likely, with the price of magic smoke these days.
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I believe that BMW magic smoke has an especially magical price!! :o
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The KLE is the onboard charger.
Just was informed by BMW Brisbane that the failure is in the EME, which is the motor controller/inverter...
They have applied to BMW for an out of warranty replacement. Will update once I have some news next week!

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