Jaguar I-Pace Recalled For Regen Brake Problems


WASHINGTON DCJaguar Land Rover North America, LLC is recalling certain 2019-2020 I-PACE vehicles for problems with the regenerative braking system.

If the electrical regenerative brake system fails, there will be an increased delay between when the driver brakes and when the vehicle decelerates. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 135, “Light Vehicle Brake Systems.”

Jaguar will notify owners, and dealers will update the software to reduce the delay, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin July 1, 2019. Owners may contact Jaguar customer service at 1-800-637-6837.

The I-Pace was announced in March 2018, and 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.