Jaguar I-Pace Recalled Over An Issue With Its High-Tech Brakes

Jaguar is conducting a global recall of the I-Pace that includes certain 2019 and 2020 model year vehicles. It’s unknown how many of them are found in the United States, but the company only sold 1,181 units here in total, from October 2018 to April 2019.

The total number of potentially affected units made public by the NHTSA is 3,083. All of them have an electrical regenerative braking issue, as the system could fail, causing a delay and prolonging stopping distances. As a result, the electric SUV fails to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard.

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“The driver will experience a momentary reduction of deceleration at the moment of loss of electrical regenerative braking, until the foundation brakes function. This concern does not impact the foundation braking functionality”, the NHTSA explained in the description of the issue. Additionally, “stopping distance may be extended and could increase the risk of a crash”, they added. There have been no recorded reports of accidents or injuries related to this condition.

In order to fix the issue, technicians will update the software free of charge. The planned owner notification date announced by the feds is July 1, with the repairs to be carried out subsequently. Owners of the I-Pace (which won the 2019 European Car of the Year and 2019 World Car of the Year, as well as the Car Design and Green Car categories) can reach out to Jaguar at 1-800-637-6837, or the NHTSA at 1-888-327-4236, and learn more about the recall.

 

  • Harry_Wild

    I Pace is considered the best BEV out there!

    • ME

      Harry, it doesn’t have the same range as the Tesla, how can that be?

      • Mike anonymous

        To Add to @Harry_Wild:disquss’ point.

        Tesla Changes extra for the long range versions of it’s vehicles.
        (essentially the variants they company talks about, are not the entry-level models. The entry models typically lack the same high performance as well as features of the advertised models. Not to say other companies do not do this, But typically with most companies it comes down to interior and exterior trim options, opposed to possibly the vehicles overall (and advertised) usability.).

        The I-Pace features : 234 miles of range.
        (most people will not be traveling beyond 50 miles within a single day. 234 is plenty enough to get from point A to B and back again before needing to ever charge.

        Luxury & Quality.
        Jaguar is not only a well established brand, but they have much higher quality in the products they make then that of Tesla. The Luxury of the vehicle itself is also a factor, and it can be argued which vehicle is more luxurious, but considering the I-Pace is around the same price as a base-Model-S it is fair to say that for the price, it is far more luxurious if not equally so.

        I’m not going to say it is the best, but in comparison to the Model X it appears to be a better deal,.. but I supposed in the end it really comes down to preference and what it is YOU want.

  • Sovereignty

    At least they aren’t crashing themselves with overcomplicated autonomous systems.

  • FUNNY, WHEN CONSUMER REPORTS CALLED OUT TESLA FOR A LONGER THAN CLAIMED STOPPING DISTANCE THEY SENT OUT AND UPDATE RIGHT AWAY AND FIXED IT. YEAH, TESLA SHOULD BE VERY AFRAID.

    • Mr. EP9

      With the way they are burning money they should be; even more so considering their EV tax credits are about to get slashed again come July 1st.

  • Mr. EP9

    Well EVs had to get recalled eventually, I guess Jaguar decided to lead the way.

  • Ian Elstub

    Austria actually.

    • ME

      They make the body.

  • Matt

    Does it actually matter where the motor is assembled?

    • Mike anonymous

      It does not in my personal opinion. You could build motors on Mars if anything. It really comes down to who is making the motor and how they are making it, the quality of the motors themselves.

      Where actually builds the motors (vehicle, or any product for that matter) shouldn’t matter based on nationality of those who are building it. People are people no matter where you go, and anyone has the ability to make high quality products if they choose to do so.

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