Hyundai has issued a critical recall affecting 10,984 of its 2024 Kona vehicles with 1.6T-GDI engines, produced between June 19 and Dec. 18, 2023. The recall is due to a potential battery cable issue that could lead to engine compartment fires, posing a serious safety risk.
If you own a 2024 Hyundai Kona with a 1.6T-GDI engine, take immediate action. The recall is nationwide, impacting Hyundai owners across the United States.
Why the Recall?
The positive Kona 12-volt battery cable may sustain damage in a frontal crash, creating an electrical short and the risk of an engine compartment fire.
Watch for warning signs such as smoke from the engine compartment and a burning/melting odor. If you notice these indicators, address the issue promptly to mitigate risks.
Immediate Action Required
Hyundai is addressing the problem by installing protective sheathing over the 12-volt positive (B+) and alternator wiring connected to the junction block in the engine compartment. Contact Hyundai at 800-633-5151 to schedule a dealership visit for the free installation of protective sheathing. Notifications for dealers and owners are set for Feb. 23.
Reimbursement for Expenses
Owners incurring out-of-pocket expenses related to the recall will be reimbursed by Hyundai. This includes costs associated with addressing the battery cable issue.
Stay informed about the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration’s (NHTSA) scrutiny of Hyundai recalls. Monitor for updates and additional actions taken by Hyundai and the NHTSA.
Additional Information for Hyundai Owners
Separately, Hyundai is conducting a safety recall related to potential fire risks in certain 2019-2020 Kona EV and 2020 Ioniq EV vehicles. Owners will receive notification letters with details about the recall and remedies.
Your Safety Comes First: Act Now
If you suspect your Hyundai Kona is affected, act promptly. Contact Hyundai, schedule a dealership visit and stay updated on developments. Prioritize your safety and the safety of others on the road.
How Consumers Can Take Back Control
This latest recall from Hyundai affects almost 11,000 owners. Whilst recalls have been announced for the affected Kona battery, many owners continue to be unhappy with the solutions provided by automakers. These problems have the potential to escalate into further legal action, just like this – underlining the importance of protecting consumer rights.
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