Hyundai and Kia to Recall 147,110 Vehicles

Hyundai and Kia have issued a recall of 147,000 electric vehicles (EVs) in the US due to a problem with the charging control unit. According to the notice from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the integrated charging control unit (ICCU) responsible for charging the car’s 12-volt backup battery may become damaged and stop charging.

This defect could lead to a loss of power while driving, increasing the risk of a crash. The recall affects 98,878 Hyundai vehicles and 48,232 Kia vehicles, including the Hyundai IONIQ 5, IONIQ 6, GENESIS GV60, GV70, GV80, and Kia EV6 models from 2022-2024.

The report further mentions that affected owners will receive a software update for the control unit and have dealers inspect and replace the defective charging units free of charge. Notification letters are scheduled to be sent in May 2024. Incognito Blog recently reported a similar defect recall in South Korea.