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  • Hyundai Motor is set to replace the batteries in some 82,000 electric vehicles over risks they could catch fire.

  • Combined with an earlier recall, the problem looks set to cost the automaker about $900 million.

  • The latest move mainly applies to its best selling Evie the Kona.

  • It was first recalled in October for a software upgrade after a Siri's off fires.

  • But in January 1 of the upgraded cars then caught fire, prompting South Korean authorities to probe whether the first recall was adequate.

  • The unit of LG came, which makes the battery, said Young.

  • They had misapplied its suggestions regarding battery management.

  • It said the batteries themselves were not the fire risk.

  • There have bean 15 cases off fires involving the Kona ive.

  • Most were in South Korea, but there were two in Canada and one each in Finland and Austria.

Hyundai Motor is set to replace the batteries in some 82,000 electric vehicles over risks they could catch fire.

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    林宜悉 posted on 2021/02/25
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