Update: Hyundai Kona Battery Recalled Over Fire Hazard
Hyundai is recalling certain 2019-2020 Kona electric vehicles which were sold with a lithium-ion battery that may short circuit. “An electrical short in the Li-ion battery increases the risk of a fire,” NHTSA said. Owners are advised to park their vehicles outside and away from structures until the repair is complete. This recall began on November 13, 2020.
What’s the Problem?
This recall affects Hyundai Kona electric vehicles from model years 2020-2021, according to the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).
“The lithium-ion (Liion) battery may short-circuit,” NHTSA said. “An electrical short in the Li-ion battery increases the risk of a fire.”
Hyundai is notifying owners and dealers will update the Battery Management System (BMS) software and inspect the Li-ion battery, replacing it if necessary, free of charge.
In the meantime, owners are advised to park their vehicles outside and away from structures until the repair is complete.
This recall began on November 13, 2020.
Do I Have a Hyundai Kona Lawsuit?
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If you or another loved one was harmed by a recalled Hyundai vehicle, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to a settlement by filing a suit and we can help.