Hyundai is recalling approximately 4,700 model-year 2019-20 Kona Electric SUVs and model-year 2020 Ioniq EV sedans due to battery issues. In the affected vehicles, the lithium-ion battery may short-circuit, increasing the risk of a fire.
Hyundai will begin notifying owners on April 30. Owners can call the automaker at 855-371-9460 or the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s vehicle safety hotline at 888-327-4236 to learn more.
Hyundai does not yet have parts available for replacing the battery. In the interim, the automaker will provide instructions to perform a battery update through the vehicle’s infotainment system or request a Hyundai dealer to provide the update. Once parts are available, dealers will replace the battery system assembly. The automaker is advising owners to park outside and away from structures until the interim repair is complete.
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.