Jaguar has voluntary recalled its first electric car, the I-Pace, last week over a regenerative braking issue.
According to a statement by the US traffic safety authority NHTSA, over 3,000 model year 2019 and 2020 Jaguar I-Pace vehicles will have to be recalled.
According to Jaguar, there isn’t a problem with the I-Pace in normal operation, hence the non-mandatory nature of the recall. Instead, Jaguar engineers have discovered that 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, the affected vehicles do not meet the regulated standard for the time to transition brake force to the friction brake system.
Jaguar will notify owners, and dealers will update the software to reduce the delay. The recall is expected to begin on 1 July.