Hyundai Would Recall 77,000 Kona Electric Units Worldwide

The company would have already contacted NHTSA about that.

On October 8, we told out readers Hyundai would recall 25,564 units of the Kona Electric in South Korea due to fire risks. Considering how many were sold worldwide, we also said you could expect that to be international, but we did not know how many vehicles would be involved. We asked Hyundai about that, but Yonhap News was faster: 77,000 units.

That’s the number of vehicles the company would believe that need to be reviewed, Yonhap News’s sources would have. They were produced between September 2017 and March 2020, just like the 25,564 Kona Electrics affected in South Korea.