Stellantis to recall over 90,000 PHEVs due to fire risk

Stellantis Group, which includes Citroen, DS, Opel and Peugeot brands, has announced a recall of over 90,000 plug-in hybrid electric vehicles to dealerships. Approximately 32,000 of these affected PHEVs are in Germany. The recall is due to an increased risk of fire.

The company plans to contact affected customers shortly to check the drive battery support on their vehicles. An Opel spokeswoman confirmed the recall by saying, “We will contact customers shortly to check the drive battery support on the affected vehicles and, if necessary, insert water drainage holes at the specified locations.”

This measure is expected to prevent any risk of rusting through the battery reinforcement and box in the future. The issue regards around 32,000 units of Citroën, DS, Opel and Peugeot cars in Germany, built between 2019 and 2023, the Federal Motor Transport Authority (KBA) has been warning.

There has been no definite news from other markets.

The latest recall comes after numerous purely electric models from Stellantis, and Toyota were also sent to workshops due to potential battery issues. The cause of the PHEV recall is reportedly related to the drive battery’s support. The previous recalls were due to a software calibration error in the traction battery control unit, possibly leading to the drive being switched off.

Stellantis has not released any further details about the recall at this time. (in German)


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