JLR Australia has recalled four examples of the 2018-2020 Jaguar I-Pace for a second time, after the first recall to prevent a fire risk failed to address the fault.

    In November 2023, 368 Jaguar I-Paces were recalled after it was discovered that a software fault could cause thermal overload, which would lead to the electric vehicle (EV) catching fire.

    However, the repair for four of these vehicles was issued incorrectly, leading to their second recall for the same fault.

    “Due to an incorrect service diagnostic tool and software update, the affected vehicles remain with the safety defect,” Jaguar said in its recall notice.

    “As a result, vehicles may experience a thermal overload. If this occurs, vehicle occupants may identify smoke or fire emanating from underneath the vehicle.

    “A vehicle fire may increase the risk of serious injury or death to vehicle occupants, other road users, bystanders, and/or damage to property.”

    Owners of affected Jaguar I-Pace EVs have been told to contact their preferred Jaguar Land Rover dealer to have the vehicle’s Battery Energy Control Module (BECM) software updated using the correct service diagnostic tool and software.

    “This software provides an enhanced level of driver warnings in relation to High Voltage battery condition and in the event the software determines a risk exists, the High Voltage battery charging capacity is temporarily limited to 75 per cent,” the recall notice adds. 

    “The warning message and associated Owners Guide instructions direct the driver to take their vehicle to a Jaguar retailer for diagnosis. Your retailer will then inspect, and if necessary, repair or replace the affected High Voltage battery module/assembly, free of charge.”

    Jaguar I-Pace owners can also contact the brand’s customer relationship centre by calling 1800 625 642.

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    Jordan Mulach

    Born and raised in Canberra, Jordan has worked as a full-time automotive journalist since 2021, being one of the most-published automotive news writers in Australia before joining CarExpert in 2024.

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