Hyundai is recalling approximately 10,575 model-year 2017-2018 Ioniq HEV and Ioniq PHEV vehicles due to an improperly installed relay. The Power Relay Assembly (PRA) located underneath the rear seat may overheat, increasing the risk of a fire. All of the recalled vehicles were part of a previous recall for the same issue.
Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed on August 26, 2022. Owners may contact Hyundai customer service at 855-371-9460 or the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s vehicle safety hotline at 888-327-4236 to learn more.
To fix the problem, dealers will inspect and replace the main relay or PRA, as necessary. This time the main relay will come from a different supplier than the one used for the previous recall.
Vehicle manufacturers are legally required to repair any recalled issues or replace the defective part for free under the Highway Safety Act of 1970. If the dealership refuses to fix the problem or attempts to charge you for the repair, contact the manufacturer immediately.
Lemon Law Group Partners can assist car owners if they encounter any problems during the recall process with the manufacturer. Our attorneys deal directly with the manufacturer on the client’s behalf to quickly resolve the problem. In many cases, the attorneys get paid directly from the manufacturer so the client does not have to pay any attorneys’ fees to obtain legal counsel. For more information and a free consultation call 888-668-8581.