Saturday, 17 August, 2019

Audi recalls electric SUV

Jaguar I-PACE EV Audi issues recall for E-Tron over potential fire risk - Autoblog
Russell Knight | 14 June, 2019, 19:00

New e-tron owners will have the option of continuing to drive the vehicle until a warning light illuminates.

The recall of Audi's e-tron comes about a month after the automaker began delivering the vehicle to customers. Michael Forson, Audi e-tron owner and ServiceNow Director, recently noted on Twitter that not all of the electric SUVs are affected by the major electrical fault, but the German manufacturer is nonetheless taking the issue seriously.

According to Audi there have been five instances globally where a battery fault light turned on because of the moisture issue and it began contacting e-tron owners in the U.S. last week, saying it should have a fix available by August.

With the e-tron, moisture could potentially penetrate individual battery cells via the charging socket due to a fault in the wiring harness, which could lead to a fire.

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Both companies have opted to proactively issue the safety recalls before reports of any untoward incidents concerning the vehicles emerged from owners. The repairs associated with the recall are expected to become available by August 2019. If this happens, owners are advised to turn off the auto and park it in an open space so Audi can retrieve the vehicle and take it to the dealership.

According to the WLTP tests, the Audi E-Tron has a claimed range of over 400 kilometres on a single charge.

Customers are being contacted directly to inform them of the recall and our dealer network is fully engaged to deliver the best customer-service possible. With the British electric vehicle, there is a problem with the software for the recuperation. No actual incidents have been reported. Audi has already resolved the issue and is producing new cars with no known fire hazards. The company is also offering free roadside assistance. Some 7,000 E-Tron cars might be affected worldwide, including 2,300 in Germany.

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