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Hyundai recalls Kona and Ioniq electric vehicles

The lithium-ion battery may short circuit

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Hyundai Motor America is recalling 4,696 model year 2019-2020 Kona Electric and model year 2020 Ioniq Electric vehicles.

The lithium-ion (Li-ion) battery may short-circuit, increasing the risk of a fire.

What to do

Hyundai will notify owners, and -- as an interim action -- owners have the option to follow provided instructions to perform a battery update through the vehicle's infotainment system or request a Hyundai dealer to provide the update.

Once parts are available, dealers will replace the Battery System Assembly (BSA). Repairs will be performed free of charge.

Owners are advised to park their vehicles outside and away from structures until the interim repair is complete.

The recall is expected to begin April 30, 2021.

Owners may contact Hyundai customer service at (855) 371-9460. Hyundai's number for this recall is 200.

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