178 – Electrical Resistance at Main Relay May Cause Fire – 2017-2018 Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid & 2018 Ioniq Plug-In Hybrid

NHTSA Campaign Number: 18V704
Manufacturer Hyundai Motor America
Components HYBRID PROPULSION SYSTEM
Potential Number of Units Affected 10,575

 

Electrical Resistance at Main Relay May Cause Fire

The increased electrical resistance can overheat the rear seat which is above the PRA, increasing the risk of a fire.

 

Summary

Hyundai Motor America (Hyundai) is recalling certain 2017-2018 Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid and 2018 Ioniq Plug-In Hybrid vehicles. The Main Relay within the Power Relay Assembly (PRA) may have inadequate connections between its contacts, causing increased electrical resistance.

 

Remedy

Hyundai will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the Power Relay Assembly (PRA) for damage. If no damage is found, the main relay will be replaced. If damage is found, the PRA will be replaced. These repairs will be performed free of charge. The recall is expected to begin November 30, 2018. Owners may contact Hyundai customer service at 1-855-371-9460. Hyundai’s number for this recall is 178.

 

Notes

Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

 

Check if your Hyundai has a Recall


Recall Acknowledgement

October 29, 2018

https://static.nhtsa.gov/odi/rcl/2018/RCAK-18V704-8093.pdf

Download (PDF, 240KB)


Recalls Documents

https://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/acms/cs/documentList.xhtml?docId=18V704&docType=RCL


 

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