The Taycan is one of the highest-priced EVs available in China, with a starting price of about $123,110.

Porsche recalls 2,570 Taycan EVs in China due to risk of battery thermal runaway-CnEVPost

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Porsche is recalling thousands of its premium Taycan electric vehicles (EVs) in China, the latest recall in the country's EV market.

Porsche is recalling a total of 2,570 imported Taycan series vehicles with production dates between September 22, 2022 and August 3, 2023 in China starting October 16, according to an annoucement posted today on China's State Administration for Market Regulation (SAMR) website.

Some of the vehicles in the recall may have liquid enter the interior of the high-voltage battery due to insufficient amount of sealant between the high-voltage battery frame and the battery cover.

If this happens, it could lead to a decrease in insulation resistance inside the high-voltage battery and an increased risk of thermal runaway of the battery, posing a safety hazard, according to the announcement.

Porsche will conduct leakage tests of the high-voltage battery for the recalled vehicles through authorized dealers.

If the tests indicate potential battery leakage, the batteries will be replaced free of charge to eliminate the safety hazard, the announcement said.

Porsche has recalled Taycan EVs in China several times in the past two years.

In July 2021, Porsche recalled 5,957 Taycan EVs due to an electronic control software issue that put the vehicles at risk of losing power.

In May 2022, Porsche recalled 6,072 Taycan vehicles in China due to a child seat that may not be properly installed in the rear right seat.

In June 2022, the company recalled 6,172 Taycan cars in China due to a seat harness design issue.

The Taycan is one of the highest-priced EV models available in China, with information on Porsche's website indicating that it has a starting price range of RMB 898,000 ($123,110) to RMB 1,838,000 in China.

($1 = RMB 7.2943)

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