124K Volkswagen EVs Could Be Recalled

Aug. 7, 2018
The Volkswagen group confirmed that it might have to recall as many as 124,000 electric and hybrid cars from its VW, Audi and Porsche brands due to poisonous cadmium finding its way to a charger component.

August 7, 2018—The Volkswagen group confirmed that it might have to recall as many as 124,000 electric and hybrid cars from its VW, Audi and Porsche brands due to poisonous cadmium finding its way to a charger component, Electrek reports.

Cadmium, which can be dangerous and is largely prohibited in auto parts, has been found in a charger supplied to the group for all-electric and plug-in hybrids made by VW, Audi and Porsche from 2013 and up until last month.

The automakers have briefly halted production of all affected vehicles until it could use a new part, which has already been done, according to VW.

Volkswagen has yet to officially issue a recall and inform the owners of the affected vehicles, which could be 124,000 electric and hybrid cars.

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