Jaguar and Audi recently introduced electric vehicles that will fight Tesla in the increasingly competitive EV market: the Jaguar I-Pace and Audi E-Tron. But these technologically advanced models aren’t immune to teething problems. Each of the two Tesla-fighters is now subject to a recall. Keep reading for details on the recalls affecting these premium electric vehicles.
The Problem: This Tesla Model X-competitor is under recall for a potential issue involving the regenerative braking system. If the electrical regenerative braking system fails, drivers could experience an increased delay in deceleration after pressing on the brakes, according to documents filed with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
The Fix: Jaguar will notify owners of the recall, which is expected to begin on July 1. Dealers will update the software to reduce the braking delay, free of charge.
Number of Vehicles Potentially Affected: The recall covers 3,083 vehicles from the 2019 and 2020 model years.
The Problem: Because of a potentially faulty seal, moisture may enter the battery compartment on certain E-Tron vehicles. This could lead to a short circuit, or in extreme cases, a “thermal event,” Audi says. No incidents have been reported related to this recall, although there have been five instances of a battery fault light coming on due to moisture. Audi says that E-Tron vehicles that are not affected by the recall will remain available for delivery.
The Fix: Audi will contact customers to inform them of the recall. The repair is expected to be available in August.
Drivers are eligible for a free service loaner for the next 6-8 weeks, plus an $800 cash card. The service package is now free, and drivers who paid for it when they purchased the car can get their money back.
Number of Vehicles Potentially Affected: The recall affects a total of 1,644 vehicles. Of these, approximately 540 have been delivered to customers.