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Audi Recalls First Electric SUV in U.S. on Battery Fire Risk

  • New E-Tron model challenges Tesla’s dominance in electrics
  • Company not aware of accidents or injuries related to flaw
The Audi  E-Tron all-electric SUV

The Audi  E-Tron all-electric SUV

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Volkswagen AG’s luxury brand Audi is recalling its first all-electric vehicle sold in the U.S. due to a potential risk of a battery fire.

The company issued a voluntary recall of approximately 540 E-Tron SUVs because of a risk that moisture can seep into the battery cell through a wiring harness glitch, spokesman Mark Dahncke said. The company isn’t aware of any fires or injuries because of the flaw, he said. A total of 1,644 E-Trons have been shipped to the U.S., and the remainder will be fixed before being handed to customers.