Porsche and Audi are recalling nearly 7 thousand electric vehicles from the market due to the risks that may arise from inadequate battery insulation.
Porsche and Audi are recalling their electric vehicles to prevent fire risk!
Volkswagen’s two famous car brands, Porsche and Audi, are recalling their 2023 model electric vehicles, including models such as Taycan and e-tron GT, from the market. The reason behind the recall, which covers approximately 7 thousand vehicles, was explained as the danger of liquid leakage due to the insufficiency of the anti-leakage coating in the battery. Although no fire has occurred, manufacturers are recalling vehicles from the market for precautionary reasons.
Audi and Porsche received reports from the supplier Teroson last March and August that the insulation material in electric models was decreasing. There were no further alarming reports after the new anti-leak insulation material was developed the following May. However, the companies showed caution and decided to recall the vehicles containing the original Teroson sealant.
Among the 2023 models in question:
- Porsche Taycan
- Porsche Taycan 4 Cross Turismo
- Porsche Taycan 4S
- Porsche Taycan 4S Cross Turismo
- Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo
- Porsche Taycan GTS
- Porsche Taycan GTS Sport Turismo
- Porsche Taycan Turbo
- Porsche Taycan Turbo S
- Porsche Taycan Turbo S Cross Turismo
- Audi e-tron GT
- Audi RS e-tron GT is included
Officials will test the vehicles within the scope of battery leakage control. The batteries of vehicles that fail the test will be replaced free of charge. It was stated that 1899 of the 7 thousand vehicles in question belonged to the Audi brand and 4777 of them belonged to the Porsche brand. The recall program, which is valid only in the USA for now, will be expanded to include vehicle owners in Europe and Turkey in the future.