HYUNDAI IONIQ HYBRID 2018: HYBRID PROPULSION SYSTEM: INVERTER

Make : HYUNDAI Model : IONIQ HYBRID Year : 2018
Build Dates : 2016-11-16 - 2017-08-16
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 18V704000
Date Owner's Notified: 2019-02-28 Date Received by ODI: 2018-10-05 Date Added to Database: 2018-10-12
Manufacturers Involved: Hyundai Motor America
Manufacturer's Responsible for the Recall:
Manufacturer Campaign Number: 178
Component: HYBRID PROPULSION SYSTEM: INVERTER
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 10575
Summary:
      Hyundai Motor America "Hyundai" is recalling certain 2017-2018 Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid and 2018 Ioniq Plug-In Hybrid vehicles. The Main Relay within the Power Relay Assembly "PRA" may have inadequate connections between its contacts, causing increased electrical resistance.
Consequence:
      The increased electrical resistance can overheat the rear seat which is above the PRA, increasing the risk of a fire.
Remedy:
      Hyundai will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the Power Relay Assembly "PRA" for damage. If no damage is found, the main relay will be replaced. If damage is found, the PRA will be replaced. These repairs will be performed free of charge. The recall began February 28, 2019. Owners may contact Hyundai customer service at 1-855-371-9460. Hyundai's number for this recall is 178.
Report Initiator: MFR V Report
Regulation Part Number: Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number:
Notes:
      Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 'TTY 1-800-424-9153', or go to www.safercar.gov.