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Hyundai Ioniq 5 and Kia EV6 recalled for rollaway considerations


A complete of 19,743 Hyundai Ioniq 5 and Kia EV6 electrical vehicles are being recalled over rollaway considerations.

Separate recall notices from Hyundai and Kia each state {that a} “software program error within the Shifter Management Unit” in affected autos might disengage park, permitting autos to roll. This might occur due to a voltage fluctuation when a car is off and in park, which might interrupt the sign from the Shifter Management Unit to the parking mechanism.

The recollects embody 10,729 Hyundai and 9,014 Kia autos. The Ioniq 5 and EV6 share the E-GMP platform, and there’s major factor and software program sharing between the 2 fashions as effectively. Hyundai additionally knowledgeable the Nationwide Freeway Visitors Security Administration (NHTSA) that the 2023 Genesis GV60 and G80 EV use the identical parking mechanism, however these EVs have not gone on sale in the US but.

2022 Kia EV6, red, and 2022 Hyundai Ioniq 5

2022 Kia EV6, crimson, and 2022 Hyundai Ioniq 5

House owners shall be knowledgeable when to take their vehicles to dealerships to have the Shifter Management Unit software program up to date freed from cost. Till then, house owners are suggested to park their autos on degree floor every time attainable.

Despite the fact that it is a software program concern, it underscores that Kia and Hyundai nonetheless cannot deploy over-the-air fixes or upgrades to the propulsion or security techniques—though the E-GMP platform is able to it.

Tesla has, for years, has been capable of tackle points that might in any other case require a bodily service go to by deploying a firmware repair over the air. Though generally Tesla does must treatment recollects with service visits. For instance, a Mannequin 3 and Mannequin Y recall issued final 12 months required service facilities to bodily examine brake-caliper bolts that might have been unfastened.

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