Jaguar Land Rover (JLR), a British car manufacturer, is recalling 6,400 I-Pace SUVs that were delivered to the US due to a high-voltage battery that could overheat or catch fire.
According to documents published by the US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration on Wednesday, the recall applies to I-Pace cars delivered between 2019 and 2020.
The issue is centered on the EV Batteries produced by LG Energy Solutions. The NHTSA has opened an investigation into LG batteries because they have prompted five other automakers, including Toyota and Honda to recall their vehicles due to fire risks. The most notable of these has been the
fire risk around Ford F-150 Lightnings
According to a NHTSA report, JLR reported that eight I-Pace cars had caught fire but there were no injuries or accidents reported.
JLR has sent an email to US Ipace owners advising them to park their vehicles away from buildings until repairs are completed.
South Korea's LG has said that Jaguar will update the software to manage the batteries on its vehicles, while the NHTSA investigates these fires.
In a Thursday statement, it stated that "LG Energy Solution is continuing to work closely with our client Jaguar Land Rover in order to complete the investigation."
The automotive industry's rush to EVs in order to meet carbon reduction targets has led to defective technology. Ford and BMW have also
Batteries have been recalled in recent years due to fires