Audi's Recall of e-tron GT

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A recall has been issued by Audi concerning the e-tron GT and RS e-tron GT due to potential issues with high-voltage batteries, which could lead to short circuits. This recall encompasses two separate instances affecting a total of 1,042 vehicles. The initial recall affects 1,013 vehicles spanning from the model years 2022 to 2024. The severity of the situation is underscored by government warnings indicating that the "high-voltage batteries may experience short circuits which can lead to thermal events and, in some cases, fires."

A report on safety recalls reveals that Porsche alerted Audi to a defect in specific Taycan battery modules, prompting Audi to collaborate with Porsche and supplier LG Energy Solution Wrocław to investigate, given the substantial similarities between the two vehicles and their shared battery modules. This investigation identified affected vehicles and necessitated two separate recalls due to variations in affected batches.

Although the first recall does not currently have a solution, owners are advised to limit battery charging to 80% until a fix is developed. Dealers will gather and assess battery data to determine whether replacement of the battery modules is necessary. These replacements will feature enhanced cell production quality.


The second recall affects 29 vehicles from the 2022 and 2023 model years, essentially mirroring the issues outlined in the earlier recall. However, Audi possesses comprehensive vehicle battery data for these models, enabling them to precisely identify impacted cars. Consequently, all vehicles in this recall are confirmed to have the defect, while approximately 1% of the vehicles in the other recall are believed to be affected.

Audi pledges to replace the battery modules free of charge for affected vehicles and advises owners to limit charging to 80% until replacements are installed. While this situation may prove inconvenient, Audi assures the public that no injuries, accidents, fires, or warranty claims have been reported in connection with either recall.

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