AutoEvolution: Hyundai Recalls All Ioniq 5 Vehicles Sold in the United States To Fix a Software Issue

AutoEvolution website has posted an article stating, “As for the Ioniq 5, the South Korean model has been recalled to the tune of 10,729 vehicles produced from October 4th, 2021 through April 26th, 2022. These zero-emission crossovers feature a shift-by-wire system with a shifter control unit and electronic parking pawl actuator. If a voltage fluctuation occurs with the vehicle off and in park, the aforementioned parking actuator may receive an incorrect command signal, resulting in the momentary disengagement of the pawl. In other words, vehicle rollaway is possible.”

“The updated software prevents the shifter control unit that governs the shift-by-wire system from allowing the parking pawl to be moved out of the park position invertedly when the electric crossover is turned off. If applicable, Hyundai will provide owners of affected vehicles reimbursement for out-of-pocket expenses incurred to obtain a remedy for the recall condition.”

Green Car Congress website adds “10,729 Ioniq 5s and 9,014 EV6s are potentially involved; Hyundai and Kia estimate 1% with the defect.” “There have as yet been no confirmed crashes, injuries, or reported incidents in the US.”