Hyundai vehicles urgently recalled over fears of ‘sudden loss of power’ while driving

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Hyundai has recalled thousands of vehicles over a programming problem with the “fail-safe” driving mode, which could lead to an accident.

Hyundai Australia warned that the issue affected a range of models with their i30N Santa Fe (TM), Kona N (OS), i30N Sedan (CN7) and Sonata N-Line vehicles sold between 2020 and 2022 all affected. recalled.

The Hyundai i30N (PD) sold between 2021 and 2022 is also being recalled.

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The recall affects a total of 8,466 Hyundai vehicles.

“Due to a programming issue, the ‘fail-safe’ driving mode may not respond as intended when certain transmission errors are detected,” the Department of Transport said in the recall notice.

“Under certain driving conditions, the vehicle’s fail-safe mode may be activated, resulting in reduced acceleration followed by a loss of traction.”

The recall affects a total of 8,466 Hyundai vehicles. Credit: hyundai
Hyundai has recalled thousands of vehicles of various models due to a programming problem. Credit: hyundai

The following models are affected:

Santa Fe (TM)

  • Model year 2020-2021
  • VIN: KMHS*81HW*U280462 – KMHS*81HW*U435610
  • Build date: May 18, 2020-May 19, 2022
  • Units hit: 5699

Kona N (OS)

  • Model year 2021-2022
  • VIN: KMHKH81CV*U000036 – KMHKH81CV*U003979
  • Built date: November 17, 2020 – March 28, 2022
  • Units hit: 274

i30 Saloon N (CN7)

  • Model year 2021-2022
  • VIN: KMHLW41KV*U000055 – KMHLW41KV*U005134
  • Built date: November 17, 2020 – March 28, 2022
  • Units hit: 353

Sonata N line (DN8)

  • Model year 2020-2022,
  • VIN: KMHL441CV*A083294 – KMHL541CV*A222021
  • Date built: June 15, 2020 – April 21, 2022
  • Units affected: 911

i30 Hatch N (PD)

  • Model year 2022
  • VIN: TMAH**1AVNJ009811 – TMAH**1AVNJ030000
  • Year of construction: October 27, 2021 – April 21, 2022
  • Units hit: 1229

Hyundai Australia will contact affected owners and instruct them to take their vehicles to their preferred dealer who will install a DCT software update to resolve the issue.

For more information about the defect, consumers can contact Hyundai’s customer service team on 1800 186 306 or visit their website.

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