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Hyundai recalls model year 2019-2020 Kona Electric vehicles

The vehicle's lithium ion battery may short circuit

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Hyundai Motor America is recalling 6,707 model year 2019-2020 Kona Electric vehicles.

The lithium ion battery may short-circuit after it is fully charged, increasing the risk of a fire.

What to do

Hyundai will notify owners, and dealers will update the Battery Management System (BMS) software and inspect the lithium ion battery, replacing it -- if necessary -- free of charge.

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

The recall is expected to begin December 11, 2020.

Owners may contact Hyundai customer service at (855) 371-9460. Hyundai's number for this recall is 196.

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