Hyundai Motor to recall Kona electric cars and Nexo fuel cell vehicles due to faults in electronic braking system

In a statement South Korea’s Transport Ministry said, Hyundai Motor Co plans on recalling 50,864 Kona electric cars and Nexo fuel cell vehicles in the country due to a fault in the electronic braking systems.

The recall is because existing braking systems may not function as intended due to software defects, said the Ministry without mentioning whether the defects have led to accidents.

It is not immediately clear whether Hyundai Motor Co would be recalling the said models in other markets as well.

Kona is one of best-selling electric vehicles in Europe.

The South Korean recall will cover around 40,000 Kona electric and hybrid electric vehicles produced between May 2019 and November 2020 and 10,138 Nexo fuel cell SUVs made between January 2018 and November 2020.

The Transport Ministry further stated, Hyundai’s affiliate Kia Motors also plans on recalling 1,895 Soul electric cars due to similar issues.

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