FOUNTAIN VALLEY and IRVINE, Calif. – Hyundai Motor America and Kia Motors America are issuing a recall of certain model-year 2022 Hyundai Ioniq 5 and Kia EV6 vehicles to address a potential fault which would allow the electric sport utility vehicles (SUV) to inadvertently roll despite the driver selecting “Park” with the shifter.
The recall population covers nearly 20,000 SUVs, 10,729 Ioniq 5s and 9,014 EV6s, all of which are equipped with a “shift-by-wire” system which might suffer the fault.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Part 573 Safety Recall Report 22V-324, a “voltage fluctuation may occur with the vehicle off and in the Park (P) position, which could impact the command signal from the SCU to the parking actuator, resulting in momentary disengagement of the parking pawl and potential vehicle rollaway.”
There have not been any confirmed crashes due to this condition in the U.S., but four in South Korea (without any injuries).
The remedy consists of updating the system’s software which will prevent the shifter control unit (SCU) “from allowing the parking pawl to be moved out of the Park (P) position inadvertently with the vehicle off,” according the NHTSA report.
The remedy software was initiated as a running change to production beginning May 2nd. Dealers and owners are scheduled to be notified as to the recall and remedy beginning July 10th.