Backseat fires prompt recall replay for Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid, Plug-In Hybrid

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Again seat of your 2017 or 2018 Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid or Plug-In Hybrid warming passengers’ buns? No, they haven’t found a hidden function. You’ll need to get that checked out straight away—and it’s a part of a brand new recall introduced Friday. 

Within the affected automobiles, a unfastened connection between contacts in these automobiles’ essential propulsion relay—below the again seat—can result in {an electrical} quick and “can enhance the danger of a thermal occasion, together with the potential for a fireplace,” Hyundai reviews in recall paperwork. 

2017 Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid

2017 Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid

This can be a do-over for an earlier recall issued in fall 2018, and it impacts the identical 10,575 automobiles. Hyundai emphasizes that recalled automobiles could not have obtained the right elements for a treatment. House owners shall be notified by mail beginning August 26 and shall be requested to take their Ioniq to the dealership to have the earlier recall treatment inspected. 

Hyundai notes that it obtained three reviews in 2021 of fires in Ioniq hybrid automobiles that had already been remedied below the recall. It seems, primarily based on recall paperwork, that some dealerships had been maintaining the unique flawed relays in place even after the recall go to. 

The Ioniq Hybrid and Plug-In Hybrid had been among the many highest-mileage automobiles in the marketplace, however each have been discontinued after an abbreviated run for the 2022 model 12 months. 

2017 Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid

2017 Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid

That recall doesn’t have an effect on the third member of the Ioniq household, the Ioniq Electrical—or, in fact, any of the new-generation automobiles, led by the Ioniq 5, that keep on the badge. However it had a corresponding recall effort for the Ioniq’s platform-mate, the Kia Niro hybrid and Niro Plug-In Hybrid—and because the Hyundai recall chronology signifies, the issue was first noticed attributable to reported warmth harm in a Korean-market Niro. 

As of Friday no corresponding recall had been posted on the Kia aspect, however we’ve reached out to Kia for a response on whether or not it additionally wants to handle this yet again. 

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