Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) is issuing a recall for approximately 6,400 I-PACE electric SUVs in the United States due to concerns over potential fire hazards. The recall is prompted by the possibility of the high-voltage electric vehicle battery overheating. JLR, a subsidiary of Tata Motors based in India, plans to address the issue by updating the battery energy control module software and replacing battery modules in affected vehicles from the model years 2019 to 2024.
While JLR’s engineering team has not definitively concluded whether the battery pack assembly is defective or responsible for reported cases of thermal overload, the company has chosen to recall the vehicles as a precautionary measure. No accidents or injuries have been reported in connection with the issue, but there have been eight incidents of vehicle fires, according to JLR’s filing with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
The Jaguar I-PACE, an all-electric SUV, was introduced by JLR in 2018. However, the company has not launched any other zero-emission models since then. In a recent announcement, JLR revealed plans to invest £15 billion ($18.5 billion) over the next five years in electric vehicles (EVs). As part of this commitment, the automaker has promised to introduce a new electric Jaguar by 2025.