Audi Issues 2nd Recall for Battery Fire Risk

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Audi has recalled more than 100 electric vehicles due to a manufacturing defect that could cause a fire. A notice published by the Australian government shows the 123 Audi E-Tron 55 and 55 Sportback EVs have been recalled. “If this occurs, the battery could overheat and lead to a vehicle fire.” The recall page warns a vehicle fire could elevate the risk of “serious injury or death” to people in the car and other road users or bystanders. It also risks damaging property. The notice impacts Audi E-Tron 55 and 55 Sportback EVs manufactured between 2018 and 2022. Audi Australia will contact the owners of these vehicles to have the battery inspected for free. Owners have also been advised to limit the charging target to 80 percent capacity. The recall notice says the owner can change this setting under the charging target menu in the multi-media interface or myAudi app. “While the software upgrade development is underway, it is strongly advised that the owner returns the vehicle for an inspection and potential replacement of the battery every four months,” the notice states. According to the notice, a fuel pump impeller could swell and result in the fuel pump stopping working. This could result in a loss of power, which elevates the risk of an accident and the potential for serious injury or death. Also, on the same day, a recall notice for the 2021 to 2023 Ford F150 RHD Long Wheel Base vehicle was issued. This impacts 2020 vehicles. The notice states there is no safety hazard related to the recall and the defect will not impact vehicle performance.

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