Hyundai Recalls Kona Electrics for Fire Hazards


Approximately 11,000 Hyundai Kona Electric 2019 and 2020 models are facing a mandatory recall due to a hazardous possibility for fire starting. 

About the Hyundai 2019/2020 Kona Electric Recalls

Hyundai Motor America manufacturers have discovered a potential for battery short-circuit that can lead to sudden fires in select Hyundai vehicles. Hyundai’s recall notice for 2019/20 Kona Electric vehicles throughout America and Canada officially went into affect by acknowledgement from the federal government on October 17, Saturday.

Green Car Reports was cued in on this confirmation firsthand. Hyundai has even called for discontinued sales of its Kona vehicles from dealerships until a recall solution can be issued out. The recall officially covers 6,707 Kona Electric models from the U.S. (manufactured August 28, 2018 to March 2, 2020) . It also covers 4,375 Kona Electrics from Canada. 

Automakers are currently investigating the problem’s origin by linking it to electrical deficiencies within the high voltage systems. According to Hyundai officials, a defective battery management system along with a host of other battery related defects could easily cause a short-circuit fire in the Kona Electrics. Reports show that several fires have occurred in these vehicles outside of the U.S. Consumers of the affected cars will be notified of the recall sometime in December. 

Hyundai Manufacturers Suggestions and Solutions

  • Owners are advised to have their vehicles looked over at their local dealerships.
  • A thorough inspection of the battery and BMS will occur with any needed replacements. 
  • Automakers suggest parking vehicles outdoors in secluded areas until a recall maintenance check can be performed.

What to Do When Your Defective Vehicle Resulted in Injury

Drivers have enough to worry about while traversing the roadways on a daily basis. When a person gets behind the wheel of a car, there is a reasonable expectation that the car is going to perform in a matter that would not put the operator’s life in jeopardy. Unfortunately, there are hundreds of vehicle recalls each year due to manufacturer defects, from the tires to the ignition switches, that can cause catastrophic injuries and in some cases death. If you or a loved one have been injured due to a defective part in a vehicle, contact Thomas J. Henry.

Our experienced defective vehicle lawyers have handled a multitude of injury claims caused by recalled vehicles. We continue to handle cases involving faulty and dangerous GM ignition switches and Takata airbags. Call us today for a free legal consultation — our attorneys are available 24/7, nights and weekends.

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