The German code has removed a new e-tron electric SUV to residence a appearing risk of battery fires.
The code has removed 1644 cars around a world. Only 544 have so distant been delivered, that means some owners have had their cars removed before receiving them.
The e-tron reaches Australia in a second half of 2019, so internal business are not affected.
Audi told Bloomberg news a remember addresses a smirch that sees dampness trickle into a battery system, elevating a risk of a fire.
Audi pronounced that it was “applying an contentment of caution” notwithstanding a fact that no such occurrence has been reported globally.
No vehicles have detonate into flames, though 5 cars have flagged dashboard warnings for intensity danger.
There are delays in a correct routine though Audi claims that a repair will be implemented in August. This follows several delays in prolongation for a maker’s initial electric automobile that has led to deliveries pushed behind by several months already.
The news comes following a spate of fires involving several Tesla models around a world. Teslas have held glow while charging though others have seemed to combust for puzzling reasons.
As with Tesla, Audi employs lithium-ion battery cells in a initial electric car.
Expected to be labelled from about $150,000 when it reaches a shores, a e-tron takes on Tesla’s Model X SUV as good as Jaguar’s I-Pace and a arriving Mercedes-Benz EQC.
The e-tron has several slicing corner facilities including a choice for digital side mirrors that will arrangement inside a automobile on a door.