Sister firms Porsche and Audi have every issued an unbiased recall affecting roughly 6,700 items of their 2023 electrical car (EV) fashions, particularly the Taycan and E-Tron GT. The purpose behind this recall is a regarding battery fireplace danger attributed to a possible difficulty with the battery pack’s sealing.
Assigned recall numbers 23V-615 and 23V-613 by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), these campaigns embody 4,777 items of the Porsche Taycan and 1,899 examples of the Audi E-Tron GT. Notably, the producers estimate that round 3% of the automobiles topic to the recall might exhibit this drawback. This difficulty impacts a number of trim ranges, with the construct dates various throughout the fashions.
The listing of recalled automobiles contains:
2023 Porsche Taycan fashions:
- 2023 Porsche Taycan constructed between September 23, 2022, and August 3, 2023.
- 2023 Porsche Taycan 4S constructed between September 22, 2022, and July 27, 2023.
- 2023 Porsche Taycan GTS constructed between September 24, 2022, and July 21, 2023.
- 2023 Porsche Taycan Turbo constructed between November 18, 2022, and May 10, 2023.
- 2023 Porsche Taycan Turbo S constructed between September 23, 2022, and May 9, 2023.
- 2023 Porsche Taycan 4 Cross Turismo constructed between September 27, 2022, and July 21, 2023.
- 2023 Porsche Taycan 4S Cross Turismo constructed between September 28, 2022, and July 21, 2023.
- 2023 Porsche Taycan GTS Sport Turismo constructed between October 5, 2022, and August 3, 2023.
- 2023 Porsche Taycan Turbo Cross Turismo constructed between October 13, 2022, and May 10, 2023.
- 2023 Porsche Taycan Turbo S Cross Turismo constructed between October 10, 2022, and August 2, 2023.
2023 Audi E-Tron GT fashions:
- 2023 Audi E-Tron GT constructed between September 26, 2022, and August 25, 2023.
- 2023 Audi RS E-Tron GT constructed between September 22, 2022, and August 28, 2023.
Both Porsche and Audi have supplied the NHTSA with an analogous clarification for the problem. They state that, underneath particular circumstances, there’s a danger that liquid may infiltrate the excessive voltage battery. This drawback, they make clear, heightens the potential for a battery fireplace and stems from a problem associated to the sealant used. In phrases of warning indicators, affected automobiles might initially show a yellow warning icon within the instrument cluster, which may escalate to a purple warning icon if the issue persists.
To deal with this difficulty, starting on October 31, 2023, homeowners can be requested to convey their automobiles to a licensed vendor. There, a technician will conduct a leak take a look at, and if the outcomes point out a leak, the battery pack can be changed with one sealed utilizing a cloth from a model named Teroson.
This recall is considerably much like the problem that led to the recall of greater than 700 items of the GMC Hummer EV in October 2022. Fundamentally, it underscores the continued challenges and security issues surrounding high-voltage battery know-how in electrical automobiles and the business’s dedication to addressing such points promptly to make sure the security of customers and their automobiles.
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