Fire concern prompts stop-sale, US recall for 2019-2020 Hyundai Kona Electric

Hyundai has issued a recall affecting more than 11,000 Kona Electric vehicles in the U.S. and Canada from the 2019 and 2020 model years, due to an issue that could cause the battery to short-circuit and potentially start a fire. 

With the issuance of the recall notice, submitted on October 13 and posted by the federal government Saturday, Hyundai Motor America confirmed to Green Car Reports that it has also asked dealerships to stop the sale of the 2019 and 2020 Kona Electric in the U.S. and Canada—an estimated 1,000 vehicles in the U.S. and 10 in Canada—until the recall remedy is completed.

That includes any Hyundai certified pre-owned Kona Electrics, but it does not include the new 2021 Kona Electric models that will soon start arriving at dealerships and be available for sale.

Including vehicles already delivered, the recall affects the entire population of U.S. Kona Electric models—6,707 vehicles—made

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