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Kia, Hyundai, and Genesis have announced a recall for 147,110 electric vehicles, as reported in documents filed with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) last week.

The Kia and Hyundai ICCU Recall addresses a concerning issue with the Integrated Charging Control Unit (ICCU), which may cease charging the 12-volt battery, potentially resulting in a loss of power to the wheels. This problem spans across various Hyundai and Kia EV models.

If your vehicle has been repeatedly repaired for Hyundai or Kia ICCU problems, you could qualify for a lemon law claim and get a refund or cash compensation.

Affected Vehicle Average Lemon Law Settlement
2022-2024 Kia EV6 $88,078
2022-2024 Hyundai Ioniq 5 $83,952
2023-2024 Hyundai Ioniq 6 $83,562
2023-2024 Genesis GV60 $108,929
2023-2024 Genesis GV70 “Electrified” $115,762
2023-2024 Genesis G80 “Electrified” $134,925

*Please note, the figures presented in the chart are approximations based on past case results and should not be interpreted as a prediction or guarantee. Each case is unique and requires personalized legal guidance.

Hyundai is recalling 98,878 vehicles, affected models include the Hyundai Ioniq 5 spanning from 2022 to 2024, the Ioniq 6 from 2023 and 2024. Also affected are the Genesis GV60, Electrified GV70, and Electrified G80 from the 2023 and 2024 model years. Kia is recalling 48,232 units of its electric EV6 from the model years 2022 through 2024.

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    What is the Problem Involving the ICCU?

    The core of the problem lies within the Integrated Charging Control Unit (ICCU), responsible for supplying power to low-voltage vehicle accessories and the 12-volt auxiliary battery, akin to the alternator in traditional gasoline-powered cars.

    However, due to a manufacturing glitch, the ICCU may malfunction while the vehicle is in operation. This issue can be identified by a distinct “pop” noise. Subsequently, warning lights will illuminate on the dashboard, accompanied by audible alarms as the vehicle experiences power loss.

    According to Hyundai’s provided documentation, drivers should have a window of 22 to 45 minutes to safely pull over before the vehicle completely loses power. Despite this power loss, critical safety systems such as airbags, brakes, and power steering will remain operational.

    Presently, the NHTSA is conducting an ongoing investigation into reports of power loss specifically concerning 2022 Hyundai Ioniq 5 vehicles. Hyundai has acknowledged 618 unique incidents in the United States where vehicles experienced power loss while in motion, fortunately, none of which resulted in accidents or injuries.

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    Here’s What’s Included in the Hyundai and Kia ICCU Recall

    The ICCU Recall includes the following vehicles:

    • Hyundai Ioniq 5 (2022-2024)
    • Kia EV6 (2022-2024)
    • Hyundai Ioniq 6 (2023-2024)
    • Genesis GV60 (2023-2024)
    • Genesis GV70 Electrified SUV (2023-2024)
    • Genesis GV80 Electrified Sedan (2023-2024)

    For further assistance or to arrange recall repairs, owners can reach out to Hyundai and Genesis at 800-633-5151, and Kia at 800-333-4542. For Hyundai or Genesis customers, reference the NHTSA number 24V204 and Hyundai’s internal recall number 257/021G. For Kia vehicles, refer to the NHTSA number 24V200, and Kia’s internal recall number SC302.

    Here’s What’s not Included in the Recall

    NHTSA’s recall check website can tell you whether your vehicle has any open recalls that need to be addressed. If you plug your car’s 17-digit vehicle identification number (VIN) into NHTSA’s website and a recall doesn’t appear, it means your vehicle doesn’t currently have any open recalls. We recommend checking back regularly to see whether your vehicle has had a recall issued that needs immediate attention.

    If you experience power loss problems in a Kia or Hyundai vehicle that isn’t part of this specific recall, you should still address the issue promptly for your safety and the safety of others on the road. Power loss while driving can lead to dangerous situations, including loss of control and potential accidents.

    Please note that recalls are typically initiated for specific safety concerns identified by the manufacturer or regulatory agencies like the NHTSA. However, if you believe your vehicle’s power loss issue is due to a manufacturing defect or negligence on the part of the automaker, exploring legal options such as consulting with a lawyer specializing in consumer protection or lemon law may be necessary.

    What is the fix for the Kia and Hyundai ICCU issue?

    To address the ICCU concern, Hyundai, Kia, and Genesis dealerships will conduct a thorough software update and inspect the ICCU. Should the inspection reveal the need, they will proceed with replacing either the ICCU fuse or the entire unit. Notably, all repairs associated with this recall will be carried out at absolutely no cost to the owners, adhering to standard recall procedures.

    The manufacturers have also agreed to potentially reimburse owners for any expenses incurred out-of-pocket in connection with rectifying the issue. Customers can anticipate receiving notification letters, with Hyundai and Genesis owners slated to be informed on May 14, while Kia owners will receive their notifications by April 29.

    Hyundai or Kia Issues? Reach out to the Lemon Law Experts!

    If your Kia vehicle is subject to the ICCU recall and you have experienced repeat repairs related to these issues, your Kia may be a lemon law and you may qualify for remedies under the California lemon law, including the possibility of receiving a refund, replacement vehicle or cash compensation.

    As the prevailing party under the California lemon law, the defendant will pay your legal fees and costs, which makes pursuing a lemon law claim an easy decision to make as it will not cost you anything out of pocket. Taking prompt action is crucial, particularly in light of the potential safety risks associated with the ICCU recall.

    As a leading lemon law firm in California, the Lemon Law Experts boast years of experience securing substantial compensation for consumers throughout the state.

    Our dedicated team is committed to guiding you through every aspect of the legal process, whether it involves pursuing a claim against Kia or another vehicle manufacturer. And here’s the best part: we operate on a contingency basis, meaning we only collect payment if you win your case.

    Do not wait any longer to seek the compensation and justice you deserve for your affected Kia or Hyundai vehicle. Contact the Lemon Law Experts to learn more about your options for resolution today.