Friday, 26 February 2021 23:47

Hyundai Kona Electric Battery Recall Follows Fires

Written by David A. Wood, CarComplaints.com


...90%, but that idea didn't work out because investigators soon learned about a Kona Electric battery fire in a vehicle that had received the software update.


South Korean officials say results of their investigation showed problems with the battery cells manufactured by LG Energy Solution, owned by LG Chemical.


However, the company denies its battery cells are causing the fires, leaving Hyundai and the battery company to argue who is to blame while trying to jointly investigate the root cause of the fires.


CarComplaints.com will update its website when more is known about the Hyundai Kona Electric battery recall.


The idea to limit the battery charge to 90% of its capacity will likely sound familiar to owners of Chevrolet Bolt electric cars.


Following reports of Bolts catching fire while parked and with the batteries nearly or fully charged, General Motors announced an interim recall repair to limit the Bolt batteries to 90% their charging capacity.


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