Hyundai Ioniq 5 and Kia EV6 have been withdrawn due to rollover concerns

A total of 19,743 Hyundai Ioniq 5 and Kia EV6 electric vehicles are being recalled due to railway concerns.

Separate withdrawal notices from both Hyundai and Kia stated that “a software error in the shifter control unit” on the damaged vehicle could dislodge the park, allowing vehicles to roll over. This can be caused by a voltage surge when a vehicle is stopped and parked, which can disrupt the signal from the shifter control unit to the parking system.

The recall includes 10,729 Hyundai and 9,014 Kia ​​cars The Ioniq 5 and EV6 share the e-GMP platform, and the two models also share significant components and software. Hyundai has informed the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) that the 2023 Genesis GV60 and G80 EV use the same parking mechanism, but these EVs have not yet been sold in the United States.

2022 Kia EV6, Red, and 2022 Hyundai Ioniq 5

2022 Kia EV6, Red, and 2022 Hyundai Ioniq 5

Owners will be notified when they need to take their car to the dealership for a free update of the Shifter Control Unit software. Until then, owners are advised to park their vehicles on flat ground whenever possible.

While this is a software issue, it underscores that Kia and Hyundai still cannot install over-the-air fixes or upgrades to propulsion or protection systems – although the E-GMP platform is capable of doing this.

Tesla, over the years, has been able to fix problems by installing firmware fixes in the air that would otherwise require a physical service inspection. Although sometimes Tesla has to remedy the recall with a service visit. For example, a Model 3 and Model Y recall issued last year required service centers to physically inspect brake-caliper bolts that could be loose.

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