Tag: Recall

Jan 11, 2022 - 04:50 pm

Mercedes PHEVs could have faulty charging cable

Mercedes must recall 1,788 plug-in hybrid cars, namely versions of the Mercedes C-Class, the S-Class, the GLC and the EQS electric model. This is because faulty charging cables could lead to electric shock or vehicle fire in the affected cars produced in 2020 and 2021. The German KBA will notify owners individually, and Mercedes will […]

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Jan 4, 2022 - 12:12 pm

Hyundai Ioniq’s turn for recalls

Hyundai has to recall 2,679 units of the all-electric Ioniq EV in the US. The reason is an electronic fault in the CAN bus system that can put the car into a “fail-safe” mode.

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Oct 29, 2021 - 12:41 pm

EQC turns out not to be waterproof

Mercedes-Benz is recalling 19,253 units of its EQC electric SUV worldwide, 3,073 of them in Germany. The reason is that water ingress into the steering control unit could lead to a failure of the steering power assistance.

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Oct 25, 2021 - 11:08 am

Recall for the fuel cell Nexo

Hyundai has recalled about 15,000 units of the hydrogen-powered Nexo since August due to faulty fuel cell stacks in order to replace them, according to a Korean media report.

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Oct 20, 2021 - 03:33 pm

Porsche launches US recall for the Taycan

Porsche is recalling 11,827 examples of its Taycan electric model in the USA. The reason is a problem with the emergency braking software, which can lead to the automatic hazard warning lights being activated even in non-emergency situations.

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Oct 18, 2021 - 11:24 am

Tesla under pressure in the USA for stealth recall

The US regulation authority NHTSA has notified Tesla of recall obligations over update and wants more info on FSD test. Additionally, Tesla has been asked for more information about the non-disclosure agreement it made ‘Full Self-Driving Beta’ testers agree to.

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Sep 30, 2021 - 10:27 am

Audi’s brake booster causes e-tron recall

Audi is recalling 2,303 units of its e-tron electric model worldwide due to problems with the brake booster. The brake booster, ABS and ESP may fail. In Germany, 336 vehicles are likely to be affected, and 38 in the USA.

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Sep 23, 2021 - 10:45 am

Ford faces its own quality problem recall

Ford has to recall 5,000 Mustang Mach-E in Canada because of two different problems: one because of a windscreen that may not be properly attached and another because of a panoramic roof glass that may not be properly attached.

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Aug 19, 2021 - 11:05 am

Partial recall for the Audi e-tron

Due to faulty software that could result in a drive failure, Audi is recalling 1,728 examples of the e-tron GT from the production period from 20 November 2020 to 20 April 2021.

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Aug 12, 2021 - 10:22 am

Total recall for Bolt turns into a horror for GM

The latest recall campaign for the Chevrolet Bolt due to ongoing battery problems is costing General Motors dearly. In its latest financial figures, the company itself has now put a figure on just how expensive: $800 million, or around $11,600 per car.

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Jul 15, 2021 - 10:43 am

Not smart if you can’t start

Mercedes-Benz is recalling 1,463 units of its EQC electric model worldwide, 136 of these in Germany. Due to inadequate sealing of the high-voltage battery housing, corrosion could lead to moisture ingress, making it impossible to restart the vehicle. In addition, there is an increased risk of fire.

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Jul 10, 2021 - 04:57 pm

Software issues plague BMW iX3

A sporadic software error is the reason for a recall of the BMW iX3. In the event of a serious accident, overvoltage could cause damage to control units and components of the 12 V electrical system.

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Jun 7, 2021 - 03:36 pm

Mustang Mach-E reigned in again

Deliveries of Ford’s flagship electric car Mustang Mach-E are on hold in the UK after the company discovered a nominal safety risk. The incident follows a similar scenario Ford had recently experienced in the US.

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Jan 11, 2021 - 12:35 pm

Battery recalls hit Volkswagen

Volkswagen is launching a recall for its e-Up small electric car. Due to faulty battery cells, there is a risk of a short circuit or fire. No incidents have been reported so far, but the decision was taken as a precautionary measure – which is not too dramatic since the number of vehicles involved is […]

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Jan 7, 2021 - 11:24 am

Mercedes recalls passenger and delivery e-vans

Just a few months after its market launch, the Mercedes-Benz electric passenger van, the EQV is already subject to a recall: 302 EQVs produced between 21 February and 27 October 2020 will have to go back to the factory. According to our updates, the e-Sprinter and e-Vito electric delivery vehicles are also affected by recalls.

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Oct 29, 2020 - 12:06 pm

WM Motor begins recall after vehicle fire

The Chinese startup WM Motor has recalled 1,282 of its EX5 electric cars after four of its vehicles caught fire within one month. This is the latest of a number of large recalls made by carmakers in Asia, Europe and North Americain the last few weeks due to battery problems.

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Oct 4, 2020 - 06:23 pm

Recall of 2,000 Polestar 2 electric cars confirmed

Following reports of problems with the all-electric Polestar 2 after deliveries started a few weeks ago, Polestar confirmed that they detected “a software error in the battery power control module, which, in very rare cases and without warning can lead to a loss of drive”.

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Oct 5, 2018 - 03:19 pm

Toyota to launch second, multi-million vehicle recall

Toyota will have to recall 2.4 million hybrid vehicles worldwide. The reason for this was named as software issues. Only one month ago, the Japanese automobile manufacturers also had to launch a recall of more than 1 million hybrids because of potential short-circuit and fire danger.

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Sep 5, 2018 - 05:30 pm

Toyota recalls 1 million hybrids worldwide

Due to potential short circuit and fire hazards, Toyota has recalled more than one million hybrid vehicles across the globe. The recall concerns all Toyota Prius of the current generation, including the plug-in version, as well as the hybrid version of the C-HR that were manufactured up to May of this year.

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Oct 22, 2015 - 08:30 am

BMW, Aston Martin, Tesla, London Taxi, Recalls, Mission Motorcycles.

BMW i5 plot thickens: BMW CEO Harald Krüger announced a new model joining the ranks of the electric i-series “soon,” as he spoke to German weekly Zeit. It will be bigger than the i3 and has been spoken of as i5 previously. Furthermore, the i3 will come with longer range next year.
handelsblatt.com (in German)

Aston Martin RapidE: The British carmaker officially unveiled a prototype of its adumbrated electric sedan. Already by 2017, the RapidE Concept could launch boasting 735 kW, especially with the help of investor ChinaEquity. Even Chinese president Xi Jinping graced the electric revelation.
autoexpress.co.uk, europe-autonews.com (ChinaEquity), youtube.com

Fall from grace? Consumer Reports used to be one of Tesla’s biggest supporters. Yet, it has taken back its unreserved recommendation following a survey among 1,400 Model S drivers, who said reliability does not match performance. Nonetheless, 97 percent of all buyers would buy a Tesla again.
consumerreports.org, forbes.com

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Electrified black cab: London Taxi Company of Coventry has revealed its TX5 plug-in hybrid. As the company is owned by Chinese Geely, president Xi Jinping stopped by for the presentation. Set for launch in 2017, Geely plans to produce around 36,000 units, also for export (we reported).
autocar.co.uk

Double recall: BMW is asking 923 i3 in the USA to return to the garage due to possibly faulty passenger airbags that will be replaced. At the same time, Toyota recalls 6.5 million cars worldwide, among them also models which are offered as hybrids, as it needs to fix a defect in the power window switch.
bmwblog.com, autoblog.com (BMW), auto-motor-sport.de, reuters.com (Toyota)

Has Apple played a part in the end of Mission Motorcycles? Potentially yes, although indirectly, Reuters suggests. Before bankruptcy, quite a few top engineers had left the electric motorbike builder for Apple. Mission Motorcycles had to give up last month (we reported).
reuters.com

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