Both Kia and Hyundai have recalled their first dedicated all-electric vehicles, the Kia EV6 and the Hyundai IONIQ 5. Customers started to receive an email from the manufacturer that explains the problem.
South Korean carmakers most advanced electric vehicles used a new shift-by-wire system with a shifter control unit and electronic parking. As for the Ioniq 5, the South Korean model has been recalled 10,729 vehicles produced from October 4th, 2021 through April 26th, 2022. Kia recalled 9,014 EV6 potentially affected by the issue.
“The shift-by-wire system in the subject vehicles contains a Shifter Control Unit (“SCU”) and electronic parking pawl actuator. 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.”
Hyundai also notes that GV60 and Electrified G80 vehicles that are soon to be available or delivered to final customer in the U.S use the same actuator, but they will fix it before shipping to the dealers.