Hyundai Recalls Plug-In Vehicles for Power Problem

Hyundai Recalls Plug-In Vehicles for Power Problem

Hyundai is recalled 2016-2018 model year Sonata Plug-In Hybrid vehicles for a defect that can cause power loss. This issue increases the risk of a crash in the nearly 3,000 vehicles affected by the recall.

According to the automaker, the vehicles being recalled have build dates between July 31, 2015 and August 31, 2017, and were built in Korea. The issue stems from a part called the voltage protection device. The piece is used to help prevent the battery from exceeding its voltage limits, but in these vehicles, the battery can swell during charging. This defect can activate the device and render the electric motor inoperative. If the vehicle is in “pure Electric Vehicle” mode, this can cause it to lose power, creating a crash risk.

When dealers fix the recall, they will replace the recalled part and replace it with a new part, which has an updated overvoltage protection switch. Owners should receive recall notices beginning in May.

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