Hyundai Ioniq 5 and Kia EV6 recalled in the US

In the US market alone, this software recall affects 20,000 Hyundai Ioniq 5 and Kia EV6 vehicles.

According to a report by the US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the 2022 Hyundai Ioniq 5 and Kia EV6 models that are subject to this recall have a software error in the SCU switch control unit, causing loss of control. the effect of the parking mechanism, causing the car to drift on its own. This can increase the risk of an accident.

In the US market alone, this recall affects a total of 19,743 units. In which, the Hyundai Ioniq 5 is 10,729 units, produced from October 4, 2021 to April 26, 2022. Particularly, Kia EV6 is 9,014 units, produced from November 17, 2021 to April 7, 2022 at the factory in Hwaseong City, Gyeonggi Province, Korea.

Owners of vehicles affected by the recall are advised to park their vehicles on a flat surface, avoiding tilted or sloped places until the problem is rectified. Customers can bring their Hyundai Ioniq 5 and Kia EV6 to their nearest dealer for a free software update for the switch control unit.

Hyundai Ioniq 5 has length x width x height parameters of 4,635 x 1,890 x 1,605 (mm), wheelbase 3,000 mm. Compared to other Hyundai models, the car is shorter than the Elantra and about 51 mm taller than the Kona, but the wheelbase is better than the Palisade. In the electric car group, the Ioniq 5 is similar in size to the Ford Mustang Mach-E and Nissan Ariya. This is also the first commercial car model of Hyundai using the E-GMP platform.

According to Hyundai, the operating range of the Ioniq 5 model introduced in Vietnam is about 450 km on a single charge with a standard 72.6 kWh battery system, compatible with a DC 350 kW fast charger with a charging speed of 10- 80% in 18 minutes and about 1 hour with a 50 kW charging station. If charged with household power, the car takes 6.6 hours to fully charge to 100%.

Hyundai Ioniq 5 and Kia EV6 recalled in the US Hyundai Ioniq 5 and Kia EV6 recalled in the US Reviewed by Dang Nhan on May 23, 2022 Rating: 5

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