Lucid Recalls 5k EVs for Power Loss Issue

Lucid Recall: Lucid has issued a recall for a total of 5,251 Air EVs manufactured between the 2022 and 2023 model years.

There is a recall that deals with a possible power loss while the vehicle is moving.

Safety Concern: There is a potential for a crash due to this issue.

There seems to be an issue with the High Voltage Interlock (HVIL) safety mechanism.

HVIL System: Created to ensure safety during assembly, inspection, maintenance, and repair by preventing high voltage exposure.

The system is designed to open contactors in order to safely disconnect high voltage in the event of an incomplete connection point

Faulty Design: Initially designed to work while the vehicle was not in motion.

There may be instances where HVIL can activate while driving in vehicles manufactured before December 2022,

which could be caused by intermittent hardware connection faults.

Reported Incidents: I noticed ten instances of unexpected power loss while driving.

Even with the power loss, drivers can still steer and brake thanks to the operational 12-volt systems.

Solution:  Lucid has developed a new software logic that helps prevent HVIL activation while driving. A new update started being released on June 24.

Owner Instructions: Lucid reach out to owners through email and first-class mail to remind them about updating their software.

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