Hyundai is set to replace the battery of 75,680 units of the Kona electric model and 82,000 other electric vehicles of the company at a cost of $ 900 million. The news came at a time when 14 Kuna vehicles are currently on fire in South Korea and North America.
All 14 devices use the “LG Chem” battery. Although Hyundai greatly reduces the likelihood of this happening to other cars, it will do so at great cost to show how much it values its customers.
After these incidents, Hyundai has adjusted the Kona model battery management system to charge only 90%. However, again one of the devices equipped with this software update has caught fire.
This update was able to successfully prevent the batteries from overcharging but failed to completely fix the fire error. In one of the reports, the main reason for the fire was the incorrect placement of the cells next to each other, and for this reason, they blamed LG as the manufacturer of the batteries.
This is probably one of the biggest recalls in the world of electric vehicles, and Hyundai will definitely suffer a significant loss.
Hyundai has already introduced its much-anticipated electric model, the Loniq 5, to the market and has high hopes for it. General Motors has also issued a call for more than 69,000 Chevrolet electric bolts to see what caused the fire of 5 bolts between 2017 and 2019.
Interestingly, those 5 bolts also use batteries made by LG Chem, and General Motors has included an update similar to Hyundai for this model, which only allows the battery to be charged up to 90%. Gives.