Update: Hyundai Kona Electric Recalled Again Over Fire Risk
Hyundai is recalling 2019-2020 Kona Electric Vehicles which were manufactured with lithium-ion (Li-ion) batteries that may short-circuit, increasing the risk of a fire. Hyundai is notifying owners, and as an interim action, owners have the option to follow provided instructions to perform a battery update through the vehicle's infotainment system or request a Hyundai dealer to provide the update. Once parts are available, dealers will inspect the Battery System Assembly (BSA), and replace it if necessary, free of charge.
"Owners are advised to park their vehicles outside and away from structures until the interim action is complete," NHTSA said.
This recall began on April 9, 2021.
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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.
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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.
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