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sleeperpservice wrote: Thu, 25 Feb 2021, 20:03 You are right but the Australian recall is due to start in April
I contacted Hyundai Australia this morning. They refused to commit to a date, except to say that they would email me "soon" with a notification.
When I asked if it would be in the next three months, they got really cagey and said that will not announce anything until they have all the needed parts.
That's ok, like Peter, I'm busily racking up the klicks on the current one. Just did 4100km on a holiday and I'll make the Kona the primary transport for everything until Hyundai notify me.
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https://www.facebook.com/groups/EVSpott ... 603280886/

Proactive fire extinguisher installed in 2021 Kona
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g4qber wrote: Fri, 09 Apr 2021, 06:52 Proactive fire extinguisher installed in 2021 Kona
Ooh, that's a new model, with the smooth non-grille.

Presumably, it's not subject to the recall, and doesn't need the fire extinguisher (any more than any car does). I don't think that a battery fire could be put out by a tiny extinguisher like that. The internal short with all that stored energy would overwhelm any extinguishing effort, surely. So this is all about PR, I'm guessing.
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Not PR. It’s a fleet car, possibly for police?
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coulomb wrote: Fri, 09 Apr 2021, 08:17 I don't think that a battery fire could be put out by a tiny extinguisher like that. The internal short with all that stored energy would overwhelm any extinguishing effort, surely. So this is all about PR, I'm guessing.
Fire extinguishers in cars are a good idea for if you come across a fire while you are out and about. Imagine yourself jumping out to rescue a hapless ICE driver!
Personally I always drive with one, although I've only ever used it to extinguish a wallaby.
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4Springs wrote: Fri, 16 Apr 2021, 19:19 Fire extinguishers in cars are a good idea for if you come across a fire while you are out and about.
Ok, good point. I thought initially that it was there to calm customers who might be worried about battery fires.
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The catch with dry powder extinguishers is powder packing solid in the lower section of the extinguisher. I had an "Ah, the chips" fire at our previous house and the fire extinguisher let out a puff of gas and that was it, ended up putting the fire out with a cleaning products squirt bottle ... put the fire out in a jiff :roll: Every 3 mths or so, the unit needs to be shaken to loosen up the powder, if you can't feel it move around, off to the fire extinguisher service people so they can remove the top, break up the powered and regas it. I find it incredible that the extinguishers on shop shelves are often already packed down solid because of the length of time they have been in storage.

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Has anyone received a notice from Hyundai Australia about replacing their battery yet?
Although The Driven reported that Hyundai said they had contacted the DIRD and advised them back in February, I see nothing on the ACCC product safety site about battery replacement, which is where Hyundai Australia are required to "gazette" their recall notice to the public.
The last battery related recall on:
https://www.productsafety.gov.au/recall ... ory%3A4907
is the one from November - which was a software tweak.
Has Hyundai Australia actually advised the DIRD yet, or was that just their intention? :?
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Havent heard anything yet apart from the initial recall notice
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Manto wrote: Fri, 07 May 2021, 16:52 Havent heard anything yet apart from the initial recall notice
I haven't even had that and the battery pack in mine was built in early January 2020.
What did your email/letter actually say?
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You have been identified as the current registered owner of a Hyundai Kona Electric Electric Vehicle (EV). If you are not the current registered owner or otherwise not in possession of this vehicle, please refer specifically to Part C below.

Part A. Defect, Hazard and Remedy
You may be aware or have recently read in the media that HMC has decided to implement a safety recall in respect of certain models of Hyundai Kona Electric. The recall is to address a potential condition with the battery in these vehicles which could result in a fire. The potential condition can be remedied by a battery replacement. HMC is initiating this recall action to ensure the safety of its vehicles and the continued satisfaction of its customers.

As a Hyundai Motor Company Australia (HMCA) customer, your safety is paramount to us. HMCA has notified the recall to relevant Australian regulatory authorities, and is currently working with HMC to implement recall action and remedy the identified condition for affected vehicles in Australia.

Part B. What to Do - Interim Safety Precaution
Until you are contacted with details of next steps to arrange replacement of the battery in your vehicle, as an important interim safety precaution please:
• Charge your Kona Electric to a maximum of 90% capacity.
• Do this via the Charge Management function as follows:
1. Press the green 'EV' icon on the main touch screen
2. Press the large battery icon within the 'Energy Information' box
3. Within 'Energy information' select 'DC Charger'
4. Set charging limit to 90 percent then press 'OK'
5. Within 'Energy information' select 'AC Charger'
6. Set charging limit to 90% then press 'OK'

Once you have taken the steps above, your vehicle battery will be set up to charge to a maximum of 90%.

Click here to watching a short video that illustrates this process. You can also find more information in your owner's manual (click here).

If you notice any warning lights [on your vehicle dashboard], please contact us (see Contact Details below).
Part C. Contact Details:
If you are not the owner of the vehicle affected by this recall because, for example:
1. the vehicle has been sold or transferred;
2. the vehicle is being leased and driven by another party; or
3. the vehicle is otherwise being primarily driven by a party not residing at the same address as you,
Please contact our Customer Care team on 1800 186 306.

Should you have any questions or require any further assistance at this time, you may also contact the HMCA Customer Care team.

We wish to assure you that HMCA is taking all steps necessary to implement the recall and will contact you with further details, including to arrange for replacement of the battery in your vehicle.


Yours sincerely,
The Hyundai Motor Company Australia team
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Thanks for that. I haven't received that notice.
I'll contact them and see if I've been excluded from the list for some reason.
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battery update, i have just received my 2022 Kona electric and the battery speck says charge to 100% ac or dc :D
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No__Ice wrote: Thu, 03 Jun 2021, 00:50 battery update, i have just received my 2022 Kona electric
Getting in early? :lol:
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4Springs wrote: Thu, 03 Jun 2021, 19:20 Getting in early?
No, that's just marketing speak for the model released in 2021: "model year 2022".
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4Springs wrote: ↑Yesterday, 19:20
Getting in early?

Yes had it on order for 6 months, its the new smooth shape front with the M PM4 tires and 485KM range
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