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Hyundai Recalls Sonata Hybrids for VPD Switch

March 23, 2018

Photo of 2017 Sonata Hybrid courtesy of Hyundai.
Photo of 2017 Sonata Hybrid courtesy of Hyundai.

Hyundai Motor America is recalling approximately 2,840 2016-2017 Hyundai Sonata Plug-In Hybrid vehicles equipped with a voltage protection device (VPD) because it may inadvertently activate.

Designed to protect the high voltage battery module, if a VPD activates while the vehicle is running in electric mode, there could be a loss of power, increasing the chance of a crash.

To remedy the problem, Hyundai will notify owners, and dealers will remove the VPD switch and install a new battery management system that contains an overvoltage protection device.

The recall begins May 4. Vehicle owners can reach Hyundai customer service at (855) 371-9460. Hyundai's reference number for this recall is 175.

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