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Jaguar Recalls I-Pace Electric SUVs Over Fire Risk

More than 6,000 vehicles are being recalled in the US. Owners are advised to park away from structures.

2022 Jaguar I-Pace

Owners of the I-Pace are being encouraged to park outside and away from buildings.

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Jaguar Land Rover is recalling some 6,400 I-Pace electric SUVs in the US because of concerns that the high-voltage electric vehicle battery could overheat.

At least eight vehicle fires have been reported as a result of the defect, according to Reuters, but no accidents or injuries. Owners are being told to park away from structures and, when possible, charge outdoors. 

The software for the car's battery energy controls will be updated by a dealer, according to a notice from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, which also indicated "battery modules will be replaced as necessary." 

The I-Pace debuted in fall 2018. The recall impacts vehicles from model years 2019 to 2024.

Notification letters will be mailed to I-PACE owners on July 31, though they can also contact the NHTSA or Jaguar for more information.

Read on: GM Recalls 111,000 Chevy Bolt EVs Over Fire Risks

The batteries were manufactured by LG Energy Solution, a South Korean company already being investigated by the NHTSA after recalls from five other automakers -- General Motors, Mercedes-Benz, Hyundai, Stellantis and Volkswagen -- linked to fire risk associated with their lithium-ion batteries.

Jaguar, which is owned by India's Tata Motors, vowed in 2021 that its entire fleet would be electric by 2025.

Last month, the company said it'd invest $19 billion in EVs over the next five years, but wouldn't confirm plans to stop producing gas-powered vehicles, according to Reuters.  

Read on: Why Do EV Batteries Overheat?

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Article updated on June 1, 2023 at 9:42 AM PDT

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