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Model year 2016-2018 Hyundai Sonata Plug-In Hybrids recalled

The vehicle could lose power, increasing the risk of a crash

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Hyundai Motor America is recalling 2,840 model year 2016-2018 Hyundai Sonata Plug-In Hybrids.

Thee vehicles are equipped with a Voltage Protection Device (VPD), designed to protect the high voltage battery module, that may activate inadvertently.

If the VPD activates while the vehicle is being operated in Electric Vehicle mode, there may be a loss of power, increasing the risk of a crash.

What to do

Hyundai will notify owners, and dealers will remove the VPD switch and install a new Battery Management System that contains an Overvoltage Protection Device.

The recall is expected to begin May 4, 2018.

Owners may contact Hyundai customer service at 1-855-371-9460. Hyundai's number for this recall is 175.

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