Do you have an electric Hyundai Kona or Ioniq? Then he has to go to the garage

In the Netherlands, the worldwide recall concerns 6,208 cars built between May 4, 2018 and March 2, 2020: 5,436 Hyundai Kona Electric and 772 Hyundai Ioniq Electric. According to the Hyundai importer, this is a voluntary recall. Previously, the same electric cars from Hyundai already received a software update to the battery management system, but that measure was apparently not sufficient.

Most expensive recall in history

There are a total of fifteen cases of Hyundai batteries that have caught fire. Nobody was injured. According to Hyundai, the cause is a production error by LG, which makes the batteries for the Kona Electric and Ioniq Electric. LG first tried to place the blame on Hyundai, but has now entered into an agreement with its client to pay most of the recall costs. Because the global action costs Hyundai more than 750 million euros, making it the most expensive recall action ever.

Burning electric car difficult to extinguish

Fuel cars can also go up in flames, but a fire in an electric car is much more problematic. A lithium-ion battery burns extremely quickly, extremely hot and is difficult to extinguish (the extinguishing water is difficult to get to the cells of the battery). A burning EV currently has to be submerged in water for over a week to extinguish it completely. For example, the fire brigade uses an open container for this.

Published by

Recent Posts

Ford Bronco test: why we should be happy that he is coming to the Netherlands in 2023

Would the Ford Bronco make the switch to the Netherlands in 2023, we wondered in…

41 mins ago

First review Opel Astra Sports Tourer (2022): cool station wagon with plug

The new Opel Astra is now also available as a station wagon. We test the…

3 hours ago

January-June 2022 car sales: these brands are having a bad year

The demand for new cars is high, but manufacturers cannot supply them. And sit the…

6 hours ago

From ugly duckling to guardian angel: how the ‘halo’ also saved the life of Formula 1 driver Guanyu Zhou

©  REUTERS“If I had a circular saw, I would take that thing off immediately.” Those…

8 hours ago

Lewis Hamilton sneezes at Max Verstappen: “Leclerc is a sensible driver, clear difference to what I experienced last year”

©  ISOPIXAfter the race in Silverstone, Lewis Hamilton indirectly lashed out at Max Verstappen, the…

9 hours ago

Sainz wins, Ferrari loses: three conclusions from our F1 watcher after a memorable GP in Silverstone

Carlos Sainz scored the first win of his career at Silverstone, but only half of…

13 hours ago

This website uses cookies.