The all new Audi (OTCMKTS: AUDVF) Electric vehicle that has a starting price of $74,900USD and was set to take on the Tesla SUV is being recalled over fire risks. The E-Tron is new for 2019 and 1,644 vehicles are being recalled due to a bad seal that can let moisture into the battery compartment and potentially cause a short which could start a fire.
At the time of publication, there were no real-world reports of incidents where a fire occurred or accidents that happened as a result of the bad seal. Of the 1644 vehicles being recalled, only 540 have been sold to consumers.
This is bad news for Audi as this is their first electric vehicle in the US and with a high starting price, this vehicle caters to a specific segment of car buyers. Tesla (NASDAQ: TSLA) has had its own shortfalls with its auto-pilot mode but is still king when it comes to electric car sales.