JLR Australia remembering 368 examples from Jaguar I-Pace electrical crossovers are caused by software issues that can cause smoke or flames to come out from under the vehicle.
The recall affects Jaguar I-Pace models produced between 2017 and 2023.
“Due to a software issue, some vehicles may experience excessive heat load,” the company said in its recall notice.
“If this happens, the occupants of the vehicle can identify smoke or flames coming from under the vehicle.”
If you own an affected vehicle, you should contact your preferred Jaguar dealer to arrange an inspection.
During the visit, the dealer will perform an update to the battery energy control module (BECM) that will monitor the operational status of the high voltage battery. This will provide an indication if the high voltage battery is exhibiting conditions that could cause thermal overload.
The software is said to “provide an enhanced level of driver warning” regarding high-voltage battery conditions and if the software determines a risk, the battery’s charging capacity will be temporarily limited to 75 percent.
The warning message will direct you to take your vehicle to a Jaguar dealer for diagnosis. The dealer will then inspect and repair or replace the affected high voltage battery module/assembly, free of charge.
If you have further questions, you can contact the JLR Australia Customer Contact Center on 1300 787 803.
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