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Hyundai NZ recalls 700 Kona EVs

Posted: Tue, 27 Oct 2020, 07:23
by barwonev
See this article

https://www.rnz.co.nz/news/business/429 ... -fire-risk

I have sent the following message to Hyundai Australia

“It now appears that as of the 24 October Hyundai NZ is recalling 700 Kona EVs. They have also given advice to NZ owners not to charge above 80% and disconnect charger after charging. Is this your advice for Australian owners!!!!”

Re: Hyundai NZ recalls 700 Kona EVs

Posted: Tue, 27 Oct 2020, 08:15
by LORAX
Yes ... there is an ongoing topic https://forums.aeva.asn.au/viewtopic.php?f=63&t=6708 regarding the worldwide recall and impacts.

And this on Australia https://evcentral.com.au/hyundai-austra ... re-recall/

Re: Hyundai NZ recalls 700 Kona EVs

Posted: Tue, 27 Oct 2020, 08:48
by barwonev
LORAX wrote: Tue, 27 Oct 2020, 08:15 Yes ... there is an ongoing topic https://forums.aeva.asn.au/viewtopic.php?f=63&t=6708 regarding the worldwide recall and impacts.

And this on Australia https://evcentral.com.au/hyundai-austra ... re-recall/
I am aware there is an ongoing topic, I started it. However, I judged that the NZ recall and my questions to Hyundai warranted a new topic. Many of us existing Kona owners who park and charge their cars in their garage are very concerned. If the OFFICIAL word from HMCA is that we only charge to 80% and disconnect after charging, we need to be informed of that immediately. If the site moderator believes my two topics should be merged they will do so.

Re: Hyundai NZ recalls 700 Kona EVs

Posted: Tue, 27 Oct 2020, 08:52
by reecho
@rhills Any chance we can combine all 3 different battery recall threads into one?

Re: Hyundai NZ recalls 700 Kona EVs

Posted: Tue, 27 Oct 2020, 14:25
by coulomb
barwonev wrote: Tue, 27 Oct 2020, 07:23 See this article

https://www.rnz.co.nz/news/business/429 ... -fire-risk
It makes sense that New Zealand, with its far larger EV market than Australia's (due in large part to their sane government), gets the recall notice before Australia.

In so many ways, Australia dominates the Oceania region. In EV leadership, not so much.

Re: Hyundai NZ recalls 700 Kona EVs

Posted: Tue, 27 Oct 2020, 20:12
by rhills
reecho wrote: Tue, 27 Oct 2020, 08:52 @rhills Any chance we can combine all 3 different battery recall threads into one?
I'm not sure if it's technically feasible, will have to do a bit of research on that, unless one of the other admins (@coulomb, @weber ?) happens to know off the top of their head. If we were able to combine them, what would the mega-thread be called, just "Kona Recall"?

Re: Hyundai NZ recalls 700 Kona EVs

Posted: Tue, 27 Oct 2020, 21:08
by coulomb
rhills wrote: Tue, 27 Oct 2020, 20:12 I'm not sure if it's technically feasible, will have to do a bit of research on that, unless one of the other admins (@coulomb, @weber ?) happens to know off the top of their head.
It's not hard, I just wonder if it's worth the small effort. Sure, one topic is easier to find, but until the actual official announcement from Hyundai, is there really that much that would be search worthy?

Re: Hyundai NZ recalls 700 Kona EVs

Posted: Wed, 28 Oct 2020, 07:51
by reecho
coulomb wrote: Tue, 27 Oct 2020, 14:25
barwonev wrote: Tue, 27 Oct 2020, 07:23 See this article

https://www.rnz.co.nz/news/business/429 ... -fire-risk
It makes sense that New Zealand, with its far larger EV market than Australia's (due in large part to their sane government), gets the recall notice before Australia.

In so many ways, Australia dominates the Oceania region. In EV leadership, not so much.
Hyundai NZ is actually a franchise not factory backed.