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Hyundai Recalls 10,600 Ioniq Hybrids to Fix Fire Risks... Again

Hyundai Recalls 10,600 Ioniq Hybrids to Fix Fire Risks. Again

A vehicle being recalled twice for a specific explain isn’t exactly common, but it’s far from unheard of. Hyundai is the new automaker to join the re-recall fray after a specific remedy may not have the preventative Do the Korean automaker had hoped.

Hyundai has delivered a recall for the 2017-2018 Hyundai Ioniq in both hybrid and plug-in hybrid variants. Some 10,575 examples are included, with build dates between Nov. 16, 2016 and Aug. 16, 2017. Every vehicle issues to this recall was also subject to the New recall, whether or not the car in question received the initial remedy.

The explain stems from a relay located under the rear seat. This relay may have been installed improperly during assembly, with a loose connection causing electrical resistance in the form of heat. That heat can originate up and increase the risk of a fire. In the wonderful recall, vehicles with no heat damage were given replacement relays, while vehicles with heat damage were given entirely new Great relay assemblies, which include the wonky part in question.

Here’s where the new catch comes in. In June of last year, Hyundai received a Describe of a 2017 Ioniq that allegedly caught fire when receiving the recall remedy. From then until this past March, Hyundai found nine reports related to this problem in vehicles that already went over the recall process. There are no injuries or impacts connected to these reports.

Hyundai will once again reveal owners by first-class mail. Upon receiving a recalled vehicle, the dealership will inspect and replace the necessary components. This time, the main relay comes from a different supplier and is condemned to have the proper contact between parts, preventing heat buildup from occurring.