2016-2018 Hyundai Sonata Plug-In Hybrid Recall

2018 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid

NHTSA Campaign Number: 18V166000

Manufacturer Hyundai Motor America

Components HYBRID PROPULSION SYSTEM

Potential Number of Units Affected 2,840

Summary

Hyundai Motor America (Hyundai) is recalling certain 2016-2018 Hyundai Sonata Plug-In Hybrid vehicles. These vehicles are equipped with a Voltage Protection Device (VPD), designed to protect the high voltage battery module, that may activate inadvertently.

Remedy

Hyundai will notify owners, and dealers will remove the VPD switch and install a new Battery Management System (BMS) that contains an Overvoltage Protection Device (OPD). The recall is expected to begin May 4, 2018. Owners may contact Hyundai customer service at 1-855-371-9460. Hyundai’s number for this recall is 175.

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.

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