6,367 Jaguar I-Pace Recalled Over Battery Fire Concerns
There hasn't been much significant development regarding the Jaguar I-Pace electric SUV lately, which might actually be a positive thing. However, Jaguar is currently recalling around 6,400 I-Pace models to replace a battery energy control module to eliminate any possible fire hazard.
The Jaguar I-Pace's batteries have a potential risk of overheating, which could cause a fire. Jaguar has acknowledged eight instances of fires in the US due to this issue as per NHTSA recall data, but no accidents or injuries have been reported. The automaker is still investigating whether there is a problem with the battery pack assembly but has a solution ready to address the issue.
Jaguar has announced that they will be updating the software that monitors the battery energy control module. In case the module requires replacement, it will be done without any charge. The issue has been found in all I-Pace vehicles produced since the inception of the electric SUV. The problem is limited to 6,367 I-Pace crossovers manufactured between 2019 and 2024.
Jaguar is launching new software that will monitor the I-Pace's battery pack to prevent overheating. The software can be installed through an over-the-air update, but it must be done at a Jaguar dealership. Drivers will receive multiple warnings if the battery pack becomes too hot, and the charging capacity will be limited to 75% if there is a risk of fire. If the software detects a fire risk, I-Pace owners will be advised to return to the dealership for an inspection. Jaguar will replace the battery module or the entire pack for free if it needs to be replaced as part of the recall.