Vehicle recall notices this week have come from Hyundai and BMW for various issues.
Hyundai has recalled 2018-2020 Kona Electric vehicles (VINs found here) which may have an issue where the lithium-ion battery may sustain internal damage or the battery management system (BMS) control software may cause an electrical short circuit after charging.
Should an electrical short circuit occur, it may result in a vehicle fire, increasing the risk of injury to vehicle occupants and/or property damage.
Affected vehicles should be parked in an open space and away from flammable objects and materials. Vehicle owners should also only charge their vehicle to 90 per cent of the battery capacity.
Owners can expect to be notified of the recall and should book an appointment with their preferred dealer to have the EV battery checked.
A small number of 2019-2020 BMW X3 and X4 vehicles have been recalled (VINs found here) due to an issue which may see the front seat belts not correctly screwed on to the required specification.
If the seat belts are not secured correctly this could potentially increase the risk of injury or fatality in the event of an accident.
BMW Australia will be contacting all known affected owners to alert them of the recall. An inspection and repair should be carried out by a preferred dealer as soon as possible.
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