I-Pace Recalled For Regen Braking Glitch


SYDNEY, Australia–Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) Australia has issued a recall for the all-electric I-Pace crossover from the 2019 and 2020 model years, over concerns that any potential failure of the regenerative braking system could lead to reduced responsiveness in the conventional friction braking system.

Such an event would increase the vehicle’s braking distance, posing a hazard to the vehicle occupants and other road users.

JLR has confirmed to CarAdvice, however, that failure of the regenerative braking system is considered unlikely, with this recall announced merely as a further safeguard.

A total of 143 vehicles are affected by this recall, which were available for sale from 23 August 2017 through 11 April 2019 – the VIN list for these units is available here.

Owners of the recalled I-Pace models will be contacted by Jaguar’s local division, and will be advised to present their vehicle to their local dealer for a software upgrade.

The I-Pace deliveries started in the second half of 2018. It is the first electric SUV from a premium European automaker, and in its first year the I-Pace became one of the most highly decorated production cars ever, winning 62 international awards. In March 2019, the I-Pace won the European Car of the Year award, the first Jaguar to win in the 50-year history of the award.

In April 2019, the I-Pace became the 2019 World Car of the Year, also winning Best Design and Best Green Car awards, the first car to ever sweep three categories.

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David Kiley is Chief of Content for The BRAKE Report. Kiley is an award-winning business journalist and author, having covered the auto industry for USA Today, Businessweek, AOL/Huffington Post, as well as written articles for Automobile and Popular Mechanics.