Brakes problem: Hyundai recalls 105,000 electric and hybrid models

The so-called “Integrated Electronic Brake System” (IEB) in the Hyundai Kona Electric, Kona Hybrid, and the fuel cell model Nexo can cause problems.

According to the authorities, if there is an unusual sensor signal and the ESP indicator light comes on, there is a risk of “considerably reduced” braking performance. As a spokesman for Hyundai’s German headquarters said on request to the website, the manufacturer is therefore recalling over 105,000 vehicles worldwide. Almost 31,000 of these are in Germany.

The employees in an authorized workshop update the IEB software, which takes about 20 minutes. The campaign with the internal code “01D102” affects the vehicles from the production period between January 2018 to March 2020.

The manufacturer is not aware of any accidents due to this issue. The problem was noticed during internal quality controls, the spokesman said.

The IEB problem is also relevant for the Kia Soul EV. However, the Kia importer has not yet provided any details. According to our information, around 19,000 vehicles worldwide from model years 2019 and 2020 should be affected.



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