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Hearth threat recall impacts almost 10,000 Volkswagen Group UK hybrid automobiles - Pak Auto Services
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Hearth threat recall impacts almost 10,000 Volkswagen Group UK hybrid automobiles

Hearth threat recall impacts almost 10,000 Volkswagen Group UK hybrid automobiles

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Virtually 10,000 Audi, VW, Cupra Seat and Skoda plug-in hybrids (PHEV) are being recalled to franchised UK automotive dealerships amid considerations a couple of fireplace threat to motorists.

AM gained affirmation of the quantity after German each day newspaper Bild initially revealed that greater than 100,000 PHEVs produced by the OEM large can be recalled globally as a result of threat of fireside.

Bild reported that the problem centred round an insufficiently insulated high-voltage battery, including that Germany’s street car authority, KBA, had acquired experiences of 16 incidents involving fires.

A spokesperson for Volkswagen UK advised AM: “As a part of our longstanding means of monitoring of autos in service, Volkswagen has discovered {that a} fuse within the drive system of some plug-in hybrid autos might have defects in particular person circumstances.

“In uncommon circumstances, this might result in this fuse not working appropriately in a case of overvoltage. Subsequently, as a part of a recall, an insulating mat is put in as a precaution.”

Within the UK 3,656 Audi autos, 2,347 Cupra and Seat fashions, 2,018 Skodas and 1,868 Volkswagen autos would be the topic of the recall.

“House owners of affected plug-in hybrid fashions from the Golf, Tiguan, Passat and Arteon ranges can be knowledgeable and invited to retailer workshops,” the spokesperson added.

The Volkswagen Group isn’t the primary OEM to come across points in bringing collectively electrical and petrol-powered drivetrains.

In August 2020 Ford suspended gross sales of its new Ford Kuga PHEV SUV after 4 fires linked to over-heating batteries.

On the time, Ford requested Kuga PHEV homeowners to cease charging their autos and issued compensation for gas utilization as a recall for an estimated 26,000 globally affected fashions was launched by the model.

In Might 2019, in the meantime, Kia recalled greater than 5,000 Niro hybrid and plug-in hybrid fashions as a consequence of {an electrical} relay that would overheat and trigger a hearth.

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