According to the Carscoops page today, Thursday, December 23, 2021, this recall involves the Hyundai Ioniq electric car produced from January 21, 2016 to June 24, 2019, which is sold as a 2017-2019 model.
According to a document released by the US Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the Hyundai Ioniq may experience problems when the car enters “fail-safe” mode. This mode causes the “EV Ready” light to flash and the overall power output and speed of the car are reduced.
The sequence is first that the accelerator pedal rapidly rotates when “fail-safe” mode appears. Second, followed by a continuous period of 100 percent accelerator pedal application.
“Finally, the sudden release of the accelerator pedal,” the NTHSA wrote in the document.
Fortunately, the braking and steering system of the Hyudai Ioniq can function normally when this problem occurs. However, the Ioniq EV that experienced the problem had to be withdrawn because it could increase the risk of an accident.
Hyundai said this problem could be caused by an electrical fault that could cause a communication error in the vehicle’s Controller Area Network (CANbus).
The South Korean car manufacturer first became aware of the flaw in the car’s accelerator system in June 2021 and immediately launched an investigation.
Until now, Hyundai has not received any reports of injuries or accidents resulting from this problem. The company itself has sent a recall letter to consumers of the 2017-2019 Hyundai Ioniq and asked consumers whose cars are involved in this recall to take it to an authorized dealer so that it can be repaired immediately for free.