Hyundai has to recall 2,679 units of the all-electric Ioniq EV in the US. The reason is an electronic fault in the CAN bus system that can put the car into a “fail-safe” mode.
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If this happens, the EV sign lights up in the instruments, and the electric car is only on the road with capped power and limited acceleration. In rare cases, unintended but slow acceleration can also occur.
Update 27 January 2022
Hyundai must significantly expand the recall of the Ioniq EV due to an electronics fault in the drive control system. After 2,679 electric vehicles were recalled in the US in early January, a new entry published in Germany’s KBA recall database now indicates that 33,093 Ioniq EVs are affected worldwide.
In Germany, this affects 4,344 Hyundai EVs. However, local authorities describe a different error than the US NHTSA had found. Apparently, the car now exhibits no or low breaking power due to failing recuperation signalled on the dashboard as ‘Ready Mode’. A software update is to solve the issue, and owners of affected vehicles are being contacted as you read.
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