RECALL: Hyundai Kona Electric Fires: Park Away From Structures
At the very least 13 Hyundai Kona Electrical fires have occurred because of the lithium-ion batteries.


Hyundai Kona Electrical fires have prompted a recall of greater than 11,000 SUVs following 13 fires that have been allegedly began by electrical brief circuits within the lithium-ion batteries once they have been totally charged.

Hyundai is warning Kona Electrical house owners to park their SUVs exterior and away from constructions till the repairs are full.

The 2019-2020 Hyundai Kona Electrical SUVs have high-voltage battery methods with “electrical deficiencies” or injury to the lithium-ion battery cells. It is also doable the Kona Electrical battery administration system management software program has issues that might enhance the chance of {an electrical} short-circuit after totally charging the LG Chemical battery.

Though Hyundai has been investigating 13 Kona Electrical fires since 2019, the automaker says it nonetheless would not know the “particular root trigger” for the fires.

Hyundai acquired three Kona Electrical fireplace experiences from Korea between March and August 2019. All of the Kona Electrical fires occurred whereas the SUVs have been parked, and all three automobiles had totally charged batteries.

A worldwide seek for Kona Electrical fires was carried out and Hyundai discovered two related Kona Electrical fires in Canada and one in Europe, inflicting the automaker to open investigations with the Korea Car Testing & Analysis Institute and Transport Canada.

In March 2020, Hyundai launched a worldwide Kona Electrical service marketing campaign to improve the battery administration system software program for early detection of abnormalities within the battery whereas the car is parked.

Hyundai says the software program replace was created with battery cell provider LG Chemical for use as a fail-safe “level-up” countermeasure whereas the hearth investigation continues.

Between April and October 2020, seven extra Hyundai Kona Electrical fireplace experiences have been acquired about SUVs that have been all parked, with six of the Kona Electrical fires occurring in Korea and one fireplace reported in Europe.

Hyundai tried to duplicate the situations of the fires however failed. However engineers did affirm the battery administration system software program replace might a minimum of detect the early onset of an inside battery short-circuit by illuminating a warning gentle and limiting the Kona’s Electrical energy till the diagnostic code was cleared.

The Hyundai Kona Electrical recall consists of 6,707 SUVs within the U.S. and 4,375 in Canada.

The Hyundai Kona Electrical recall is anticipated to start December 11, 2020, when Hyundai dealerships will replace the battery administration system software program and probably exchange the lithium-ion batteries.

Once more, house owners are warned to park their Kona Electrical SUVs exterior and away from all constructions.

Involved prospects could name Hyundai at 855-371-9460. The Hyundai Kona Electrical recall quantity is 196.