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1744 units of Hyundai Ioniq 5 recalled in India

Hyundai Motor India has recalled 1744 units of its flagship product, the Ioniq 5. This recall is due to potential issues in the Integrated Charging Control Unit (ICCU). The recall program is only for vehicles manufactured between July 21, 2022, and April 30, 2024. 

Why A Sudden Recall?

The brand has been investigating similar issues with some units of Ioniq 5. All the findings were summed up to be an issue with the Integrated Charging Control Unit. Hyundai Motor India was also able to find the exact batch of vehicles affected. Users of Ionic 5 manufactured between July 21, 2022, and April 30, 2024, only need to address the recall procedures and get the part fixed. Customers need not worry; a special team from Hyundai Authorised Services will contact every affected vehicle owner individually. 

SIAM (Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers) informed the Hyundai Ioniq 5 recall program yesterday through their official website. The website also addresses the recall as a part of a preventive measure to ensure the utmost safety of the users. Besides, the issue is not hazardous, and the potential malfunction in the Integrated Charging Control Unit will lead to a 12V battery discharge. Electric vehicles like this also have a supplementary 12V battery similar to an internal combustion vehicle. The main battery is solely used to give the vehicle electric range, and every other function, like lights, horn, etc, is controlled by the 12V battery system.

The Brand’s Response

Regarding the recall program, a Hyundai spokesperson reported, "At Hyundai Motor India, customer safety is our top priority. The Ioniq 5 recall is a proactive step to inspect and upgrade the Integrated Charging Control Unit (ICCU) in the affected vehicles at no cost to the customers." He also confirmed that a dedicated team had been formed to guide the users through the process. 

Hyundai Ioniq 5 Details

The Hyundai Ioniq 5 is the brand's most expensive product in the Indian market, priced at 46.05 lakh (ex-showroom). However, only one variant of the Ioniq 5 is sold in India. This is the rear-wheel-drive variant with a single motor producing 160 kW (214 hp) and 350 Nm. The vehicle has a 72.6 kWh battery pack, which is good for a claimed range of 631 km.

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