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5,600 Volkswagen e-Golf electric cars recalled in the U.S.

Automotive expert , Updated:

Still struggling to rebound after the emissions scandal of last fall, Volkswagen is now forced to recall 5,600 e-Golf electric cars in the U.S. to address a battery problem that can cause stalling even when the vehicle is moving, Reuters reports. Affected units cover the 2015 and 2016 model years.

A company spokesman explained that “software in the high-voltage battery management system may inadvertently classify a brief internal electrical current surge/peak as a critical battery condition,” which could cause the VW e-Golf to shut down.

Other vehicle functions such as the brakes, airbags, lights, and steering are not affected since these components feed off a second battery. No related accident or injury has been reported to the NHTSA so far.