US government investigation forces Hyundai to issue third Genesis recall in two months

Fountain Valley, CA – April 18, 2024 – Hyundai (OTCMKTS:HYMTF), which owns the Genesis brand, is recalling 98,878 electric cars that may lose power. The defect ups the risk of a crash and injury, especially in dense traffic. 

Affected models include:

  • 2023 – 2024 Genesis GV60
  • 2023 – 2024 Genesis GV70 EV
  • 2023 – 2024 Genesis GV80 EV
  • 2022 – 2024 Hyundai Ioniq 5
  • 2023 – 2024 Hyundai Ioniq 6 

This recall is the result of an ongoing U.S. government investigation and follows over 600 stalling incidents.

Recall summary

The Integrated Charging Control Unit (ICCU) is a computer which powers not only the 12-volt electric system but is also responsible for powering the motor.

In the affected vehicles, an electrical overload can blow the charger’s fuse. This would cut off the power supply to the 12-volt battery and cause the car to lose propulsion in approximately 30 minutes after it happens.

Recall risks

For the risks of this recall, please see this article about a GM investigation due to a similar defect.

Warning signs

The ICCU failure may trigger several warnings, including a malfunction indicator warning (MIL) light and a corresponding message on the dashboard, accompanied by an audible chime and “a loud pop.” Drivers may also notice a “rapid reduction in speed.”

Background of the recall

The U.S. government auto-safety regulator, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) opened an investigation into the issue in June 2023 after receiving 30 complaints alleging the loss of motive power from drivers of 2022 Ioniq 5 vehicles.

By the time the recall was launched, the manufacturer learned about 618 “unique incidents” related to the defect. No injuries or crashes have been reported.

Other Hyundai recalls

Hyundai has been long plagued by fire-related recalls.

Several Genesis models were recalled a month ago over wiring issues that may cause them to burst into flames. Some of the same cars were recalled yet again earlier this month due to the same risk.

The repair

Dealers will update the ICCU with an improved software version and, if needed, replace the fuse.  The repair will be free of charge.  

Owners should receive letters with more information on May 14, 2024.  

Is your vehicle a part of this recall?

This Hyundai power loss recall affects nearly 100,000 electric cars. To do a Hyundai recall check and see if yours is one of them, please use MotorSafety’s free vehicle lookup tool.

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