Stellantis & Toyota launch recall due to battery issues
Numerous electric models from Stellantis and Toyota will have to go to the workshop because of possible battery problems. The affected vehicles, all of which were built in 2022, may have a fault in the specific software calibration of the traction battery control unit.
Consequently, there may be incorrect detection of the cell voltage and/or battery temperature. In this case, the emergency system will shut down the engine to prevent damage to the traction battery, which in turn will result in loss of traction. To correct the problem, the software of the traction battery control unit is checked or updated in the workshop.
The specific models involved include the Citroën E-Berlingo and E-C4 with a total of 8,726 affected globally, 2,413 DS3 Crossback units, the Peugeot E-208, E-2008, E-Partner and E-Rifter models with a problem count of 21,349 vehicles affected worldwide. Additionally, the Toyota Proace Electric manufactured in the period from 06.09.2022 to 30.11.2022 is being recalled, with a total number of 1,063 vehicles affected. Finally, Open is recalling 13,507 of their Corsa, Combo and Mokka models in Germany alone, although this seems to only affect their home market.
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