Porsche and Audi have issued recalls, but not for their EVs. It’s for the charge cables that came with them.
The 220/240V, 40-amp charging cables, designed to fit a NEMA 14-50 home outlet, can sometimes overheat, creating more resistance within the cables. If the damaged cables are used at a faster public charger, they can create even more resistance and heat, triggering the charger to stop.
The recalled cables will be replaced by new units with stronger thermal overload protection and temperature sensors to detect issues before damage occurs. The new cables aren’t expected to arrive until mid-2024, and owners are advised in the meantime to avoid using the old cable when charging at home.