All Hyundai Ioniq 5 and Kia EV6 recalled in the USA over critical failure
Hyundai-Kia and NHTSA have joined forces in a recall effort to bring back the entire production batch of their Ioniq 5 and EV6 models: a software bug in parking mode could cause cars to freeroll off slopes and crash.
According to the investigation, enabling Parking mode in the electronic system of the car did not guarantee it remaining stationary. Random power surges in the system could cause the parking brake lock to be spontaneously released. A software update has been released that fixes the issue.
The campaign concerns around 10,700 Ioniq 5 and over 9,000 Kia EV6 units sold in the United States – every single vehicle is affected. Representatives of both marques claim that there have been no reported incidents related to the case in the North America, but at least four have been registered in South Korea. Until they can take their cars to dealerships for the software fix, owners are urged to engage the parking brake at all times when parking and avoid leaving cars on uneven terrain.
All affected vehicles to be shipped soon have already been updated at the factory, so no addition action is required. Those produced, but not yet shipped will have their software upgraded manually. The report states that there could be other Genesis cars running on similar hardware and software; those will be examined and fixed as necessary, too.
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