Hyundai Australia has finally issued a recall notice for the electric Kona, several weeks after the first recalls were issued in some international countries after a series of fire incidents with it batteries.
As noted on The Driven here, here and here, over the last few weeks a recall program for the Hyundai Kona electric has been rolling out around the world, covering Korean-built Kona electrics using LG Chem cells manufactured up until March this year.
As all Kona electrics in Australia Hyundai Australia were Korean built and use the LG cells – it has been inevitable that Kona electric owners here would at some point be formally included.
It was, therefore, not unexpected that late on Friday (October 30), Hyundai Australia formally notified Kona electric owners of a safety recall being carried out for Australian delivered Kona EVs built between January 31 2018 and March 2 2020.
For Kona electric owners who did not get an email notification from Hyundai – you can use this link to check your VIN (Vehicle Identification Number) to see if it falls into the recall program. https://www.hyundai.com/au/en/owning/safety-recalls
According to the official notice, the safety recall “requires a software update of the high voltage lithium-ion battery management system (BMS).”
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