Power Loss Recall Hits the Hyundai Motor Group, Kia, Genesis Electric Cars 2024: Australian Response Pending

The Hyundai Motor Group: A software flaw in the charging mechanism of over 170,000 electric cars (EVs) manufactured by the Hyundai Motor Group is the reason for the recall in South Korea.

According to a Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport notification, 169,932 vehicles are being recalled throughout Hyundai’s Ioniq 5 and Ioniq 6 lines and the Genesis GV60, Electrified GV70, and Electrified G80. South Korean news outlet Yonhap reports this information.

56,016 Kia EV6s are also being recalled.

If the Hyundai Motor Group extends this recall to more areas, up to 500,000 cars may be impacted. 

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According to the Ministry, the fault may cause cars not to start at all and their batteries to discharge, which would cut off power.

Once the firms receive the recalled models, it is reported that they will release a software update and replace the integrated charging control unit (ICCU) if required.

A local servicing program impacting 30,49 Ioniq 5 and Ioniq 6 cars was recently initiated by the Hyundai Motor Group Australia. It states that the corporation has not yet issued a recall and that this has nothing to do with the recall notification for the South Korean market.


It claims that the campaign was caused by charging issues, and it offered to replace the ICCU if needed in addition to providing impacted vehicles with an ICCU software update.

Less than 1% of all impacted vehicles, according to the manufacturer, needed an ICCU replacement.

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A representative for the Hyundai and Genesis brands in Australia stated, “We are currently checking with our parent company to determine whether the issues encountered in the Korean market also affect Hyundai vehicles sold in Australia.”

“Once we have more information to share, we will give you an update.”

The technical department of Kia Australia has also enquired about the problem with the brand’s headquarters.

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Regulators in the US have also looked into the flaw, although no recall has been announced there as of yet.

The US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) launched an inquiry into the Ioniq 5 and EV6 models last year after receiving complaints from customers who said they heard a loud popping sound followed by a partial or whole loss of power.

Last year, the South Korean brands started volunteer service campaigns to inspect and, if needed, replace the ICCU.

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