Roadshow acquired affirmation from Hyundai that it’s going to additionally conduct a recall for the electrical automobile within the US. The automaker mentioned it is within the last levels of submitting a voluntary recall for the Kona EV with NHTSA, although it declined to supply additional particulars. We do not know if the recall will cowl the identical points talked about within the Korean recall, nor what number of vehicles might be concerned. Proprietor notices for the recall will exit quickly.
In Korea, Hyundai mentioned the repair will embody software program updates, however following automobile inspections, some Kona EVs could obtain brand-new battery packs. Hyundai has remained quiet on the attainable battery subject after a reported fireplace in South Korea this previous Could and one other attainable battery fireplace in Canada that led to an explosion.
Hyundai beforehand instructed Roadshow it launched a battery administration software program replace following these incidents and did not touch upon the fireplace investigations this previous June.
LG Chem provides batteries for the electrical crossover and instructed Reuters in a press release a reenactment of the occasion main as much as the Korean fireplace didn’t produce the identical end result, which led it to conclude battery cells weren’t the reason for the fireplace. It nonetheless plans to analyze the problem with Hyundai, nonetheless. LG Chem didn’t return Roadshow’s request for remark.