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# 243844 4-Jan-2019 22:01
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This recall relates to a potential concern with the Airbag Control Unit (ACU). The Kona Electric is equipped with an Airbag Control Unit (ACU) which detects a crash signal and commands the deployment of the airbags. The ACU is programmed to determine the severity of an impact & within a certain threshold will command the airbags to deploy. Hyundai Motor Company has identified a programming error with the ACU software & has voluntarily released this recall to enable a software upgrade to the ACU to rectify this programming error. To remedy the issue your local authorised Hyundai dealer or service agent will need to complete the software upgrade.


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  # 2159732 12-Jan-2019 14:35
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Thanks ... 2 Kona Electric owners I know and myself have received letters on Friday.

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  # 2159796 12-Jan-2019 16:33
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Bugger, I'll have to take mine in then.  Still, better to get it fixed than have it error on me while I'm driving or in a crash.


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  # 2160736 14-Jan-2019 09:03
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My one's not impacted.  Phew!

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  # 2168863 28-Jan-2019 12:42
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A very quick update, took it in 10 minutes before my appointment and it was done in that same time.


A European owner in one of the FB groups said his Kona had exhibited an airbag controller fault in about Oct last year and they kept his car for several weeks to investigate.  He was speculating that may have triggered the firmware revision.

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