Legally reviewed by: Jessica Anvar Stotz, JD, MBA

In December 2023, Audi and Porsche announced a recall of over 130,000 battery-electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles. This larger recall campaign is not targeted at the vehicles, but rather at the charging cables that were provided with them.

The recall encompasses all Audi and Porsche vehicles that were sold with a 40-amp, 220/240V “industrial” charging cable, specifically designed to be compatible with a NEMA 14-50 outlet. Here is an overview of the 2023 recall:

ManufacturersAudi and Porsche
Number of Vehicles AffectedOver 130,000
IssueOverheating of 40-amp, 220/240V “industrial” charging cable
Potential HazardFire hazard in substandard or faulty home electrical setups
Recall Scope220V/240V compact/portable charging cable
Warranty ClaimsAudi: 615, Porsche: 110
NHTSA Campaign NumbersAudi: 23V842, Porsche: 23V841
Manufacturer’s Internal NumbersAudi: 93U6 and 93U8, Porsche: APB6
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    According to the manufacturer, there have been reported instances where the cable could potentially overheat. These 40-amp, 220/240V cables, designed for a NEMA 14-50 outlet, can overheat in substandard or faulty home electrical setups, posing a potential fire hazard.

    According to the documents submitted to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the automakers have clarified that the recall is specifically for the 220V/240V compact/portable charging cable. It does not impact the 110V home charging cable or the vehicle itself.

    Audi has reported that they are aware of 615 warranty claims, thankfully they have not received any reports of fires or injuries related to this issue. Porsche has reported that they are aware of 110 incidents involving malfunctions of the mobile charger that are related to this recall.

    Vehicles Included in the Audi and Porsche EV Charger Recall

    The manufacturers are recalling the PHEV Portable Charger of the following Audi and Porsche vehicles:

    • A7 (2021-2022)
    • A8 (2020-202)
    • E-Tron (2019-2024)
    • E-Tron GT (2022-2024)
    • Q4 E-Tron (2022-2024)
    • Q5 (2020-2024)
    • RS E-Tron GT (2022-2024)
    • Porsche Cayenne E-Hybrid (2019-2024)
    • Porsche Cayenne Turbo E-Hybrid (2024)
    • Porsche Cayenne Turbo S E-Hybrid (2020-2023)
    • Porsche Panamera 4 E-Hybrid (2021-2023)
    • Porsche Panamera 4S E-Hybrid (2021-2023)
    • Porsche Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid (2021-2023)
    • Porsche Taycan (2021-2024)
    • Porsche Taycan 4 Cross Turismo (2022-2024)
    • Porsche Taycan 4S (2020-2024)
    • Porsche Taycan 4S Cross Turismo (2021-2024)
    • Porsche Taycan GTS (2022-2024)
    • Porsche Taycan GTS Sport Turismo (2022-2024)
    • Porsche Taycan Turbo (2020-2024)
    • Porsche Taycan Turbo Cross Turismo (2021-2024)
    • Porsche Taycan Turbo S (2020-2024)
    • Porsche Taycan Turbo S Cross Turismo (2021-2024)

    Fire Hazard Involving the Audi Porsche Portable Charger

    Volkswagen (VW) has identified an issue where prolonged overheating of a wall socket can damage the charging cable, leading to increased electrical resistance. This can cause higher temperatures when these cables are used at public charging stations, potentially triggering fault codes in the chargers and leaving drivers stranded.

    A similar fault at home, without the backup systems of a public charging station could result in equipment damage, overheating, or a fire. For Audi or Porsche owners using a 220/240V, 40-amp charging cable, the first sign of a problem is typically overheating.

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    How to Fix the 220v/240v Portable EV Charger

    Dealerships will provide a no-cost replacement of the 220V/240V cable and plug, replacing them with new ones featuring enhanced thermal overload protection. The new equipment will also be equipped with a temperature sensor to monitor overheating. This recall follows a previous service campaign in which the settings on the portable charger were modified by dealerships.

    In relation to the 2023 PHEV Charger recall, the NHTSA has assigned campaign numbers for each manufacturer. For Audi, the campaign number is 23V842. Porsche’s campaign number is 23V841.

    These numbers are important as they are unique identifiers for the recall campaign. In addition to the NHTSA campaign numbers, each manufacturer has also assigned their own internal numbers for this recall. Audi’s internal numbers are 93U6 and 93U8, while Porsche has designated APB6 as their internal number for this recall.

    It is incredibly important for all vehicle owners to be aware of any open recalls for their vehicles. The NHTSA’s website is a valuable resource for this. By visiting their site, you can find out whether your vehicle has any open recalls that need to be addressed. This is an important step in ensuring the safety and reliability of your vehicle.

    To check for recalls on the NHTSA’s website, you will need to input your car’s 17-digit vehicle identification number (VIN) into the appropriate field on the NHTSA’s website. If no recall appears after entering your VIN, this means that there are currently no open recalls for your vehicle.

    Please note that automakers frequently issue recalls, and this includes many older vehicles. Therefore, we highly recommend checking the NHTSA’s website regularly to see whether a recall has been issued for your vehicle.

    Connect with the Lemon Law Experts Today!

    If you are dealing with persistent issues related to the recalled PHEV portable chargers in a vehicle you have purchased or leased in California, it may qualify for protections under the state Lemon Law. This law provides safeguards for consumers who have purchased or leased new or used vehicles that turn out to have recurring issues that the manufacturer cannot resolve.

    Our team at the Lemon Law Experts can help you determine if your vehicle falls under the purview of the Lemon Law due to the recalled Audi Porsche PHEV portable chargers, and if so, we can represent you in seeking a refund or replacement vehicle from the manufacturer.

    Concerned that your vehicle might be affected by this recall or another issue? Contact our Vehicle Recall Specialists in California for a free, no-obligation case analysis today.