Hyundai and Kia to Recall Electric Vehicles Over Charging System Software Error

Hyundai and Kia to Recall Electric Vehicles Over Charging System Software Error

Key Points:

  • Hyundai Motor and Kia are recalling nearly 170,000 electric vehicles due to a software error that could lead to issues with low-voltage charging,
  • The recall affects various models, including Hyundai’s Ioniq 5, Ioniq 6, Genesis GV60, GV70 and GV80 EVs, and Kia’s EV6.
  • Additional recalls involve Hyundai’s Avante model, Stellantis’ Jeep Cherokee and Wrangler plug-in hybrid models, and Tesla’s Model 3.
  • The manufacturers will notify owners of the affected vehicles to arrange necessary repairs to address the identified issues and ensure vehicle safety.

Hyundai Motor and Kia, alongside other automakers, have announced a voluntary recall of nearly 170,000 electric vehicles (EVs) to address a software error in the charging system, as revealed by the South Korean government on Thursday.

The Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport of South Korea disclosed that 232,000 units of 12 car models from Hyundai Motor, Kia, Stellantis Korea, and Tesla Korea are being recalled due to manufacturing defects.

Among the affected vehicles, 169,932 Hyundai Motor and Kia units were identified to have software errors in the integrated charging control unit. This includes models such as Hyundai’s Ioniq 5, Ioniq 6, Genesis GV60, GV70, and GV80 EVs, totaling 113,916 units and 56,016 units of Kia’s EV6.

The ministry highlighted that the software error could hinder low-voltage charging, posing a risk of the vehicles stopping in motion. Furthermore, Hyundai is voluntarily recalling 61,131 Avante model units due to issues related to the durability of the headlights.

In addition to Hyundai and Kia, Stellantis’ Jeep Cherokee is also subject to recall, with 527 units found to have reverse lights installed above the standard height. Moreover, 148 Jeep Wrangler plug-in hybrid electric vehicle model units were discovered to have defective high-voltage batteries. Among the recalls, Tesla’s Model 3 is included, with 136 units identified to have issues where pedestrian warning sounds fail to activate during low-speed driving or reversing.

The voluntary recall demonstrates automakers’ commitment to ensuring the safety and reliability of their electric vehicles. The respective manufacturers will notify owners of the affected models about the recall process and necessary repairs.

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