Jaguar Land Rover is recalling some 6,400 I-Tempo electrical SUVs within the US due to issues that the high-voltage electrical car battery may overheat.
No less than eight car fires have been reported because of the defect, in line with Reuters, however no accidents or accidents. Homeowners are being instructed to park away from buildings and, when attainable, cost open air.
The software program for the automotive’s battery power controls might be up to date by a seller, in line with a discover from the Nationwide Freeway Site visitors Security Administration, which additionally indicated “battery modules might be changed as essential.”
The I-Tempo debuted in fall 2018. The recall impacts automobiles from mannequin years 2019 to 2024.
Notification letters might be mailed to I-PACE homeowners on July 31, although they will additionally contact the NHTSA or Jaguar for extra data.
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The batteries had been manufactured by LG Vitality Resolution, a South Korean firm already being investigated by the NHTSA after remembers from 5 different automakers — Common Motors, Mercedes-Benz, Hyundai, Stellantis and Volkswagen — linked to fireplace danger related to their lithium-ion batteries.
Jaguar, which is owned by India’s Tata Motors, vowed in 2021 that its complete fleet could be electrical by 2025.
Final month, the corporate stated it’d make investments $19 billion in EVs over the following 5 years, however would not verify plans to cease producing gas-powered automobiles, in line with Reuters.
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