Hyundai Motor America is recalling 10,575 model year 2017-2018 Hyundai Ioniq Hybrids and model year 2018 Ioniq Plug-In Hybrids.
The Main Relay within the Power Relay Assembly (PRA) may have inadequate connections between its contacts, causing increased electrical resistance.
The increased electrical resistance can overheat the rear seat which is above the PRA, increasing the risk of a fire.
What to do
Hyundai will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the PRA for damage.
If no damage is found, the main relay will be replaced. If damage is found, the PRA will be replaced. These repairs will be performed free of charge.
The recall is expected to begin November 30, 2018.
Owners may contact Hyundai customer service at 1-855-371-9460. Hyundai's number for this recall is 178.