Update: More Hyundai Kona SUVs Recalled for Battery Fire Risk
The NHTSA announced on November 13, 2020, that Hyundai is recalling certain Kona SUVs from model years 2019-2020 which were equipped with lithium-ion batteries that may short circuit, increasing the risk of a fire. Hyundai is notifying owners and dealers will update the Battery Management System (BMS) software and inspect the Li-ion battery, replacing it if necessary, free of charge. Hyundai’s number for this recall is 196.
What’s the Problem?
This NHTSA Recall began on November 13, 2020, and affects Hyundai Kona electric vehicles from model years 2020-2021.
“An electrical short in the Li-ion battery increases the risk of a fire,” NHTSA said.
If you purchased a Kona vehicle that is affected by this recall, you should contact Hyundai for a free repair. Dealers will update the Battery Management System (BMS) software and inspect the Li-ion battery, replacing it if necessary, free of charge.
Until the repair is performed, owners are advised to park their vehicles outside and away from structures.
Hyundai’s number for this recall is 196.
Do I Have a Hyundai Kona Class Action Lawsuit?
The Class Action Litigation Group at our law firm is an experienced team of trial lawyers that focus on the representation of plaintiffs in Hyundai Kona Lawsuits. We are handling individual litigation nationwide and currently accepting new injury and death cases in all 50 states.
If you or another loved one was harmed by a recalled Hyundai Kona, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to a settlement by filing a suit and we can help.