Latest Hyundai Recall Affects Certain Sonata Plug-In Hybrid Vehicles

Owners of the recalled vehicles will be notified by Hyundai in early May 2018

Latest Hyundai Recall Affects Certain Sonata Plug-In Hybrid Vehicles
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March 28, 2018

Hyundai Motor America has initiated a recall for approximately 2,840 model year 2016-2018 Hyundai Sonata Plug-In Hybrid vehicles.

What's the problem?

On the affected vehicles, the Voltage Protection Device (VPD)—which is designed to protect the high voltage battery module—could activate inadvertently.

If the VPD activates while the vehicle is being operated in Electric Vehicle (EV) mode, there may be a loss of power, increasing the risk of a crash.

What happens next?

Owners of the recalled Sonata Plug-In Hybrid vehicles will be notified by Hyundai in early May 2018. Hyundai dealers will then remove the VPD switch and install a new Battery Management System (BMS) that contains an Overvoltage Protection Device (OPD). This repair will be completed free of charge to vehicle owners.

For more information about this recall, contact Hyundai customer service at (855) 371-9460—use recall reference number 175.