Hyundai to recall Kona EV, Nexo hydrogen SUVs for fixing brakes

by SpeedLux
Hyundai Kona images

Hyundai Motor is planning to recall a total of 50,864 Kona electric cars and Nexo fuel cell vehicles in South Korea because of faulty electronic braking systems, the transport ministry said.

Their braking systems may not function because of software defects, the ministry said but did not mention if the problems have resulted in accidents.

It was unclear as of yet if the recall would affect other markets. Kona is among the best-selling electric vehicles in Europe and their sales outside the home market represented more than three-quarters of the total.

The South Korean recall would cover about 40,000 Kona electric and hybrid electric vehicles produced between May 2019 and November 2020 and 10,138 Nexo fuel-cell SUVs made between January 2018 and November 2020.

Affiliate Kia Motors also prepares to recall extra 1,895 Soul electric cars because of a similar issue, the ministry said.

Hyundai is also recalling about 74,000 of its Kona EVs worldwide after more than a dozen automobiles caught fire in Korea, Canada, and Europe over two years.

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