Hyundai, Kia to recall US vehicles over damaged charging unit, NHTSA says

(Reuters) – Hyundai Motor America and Kia America are recalling a combined 147,100 U.S. vehicles over a damaged charging unit, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) said on Thursday.

Hyundai will recall 98,878 vehicles, affecting certain Ioniq and Genesis models, while Kia will recall 48,232 vehicles impacting certain EV6 models.

The Integrated Charging Control Unit (ICCU) may become damaged and stop charging the 12-volt battery, which can result in a loss of drive power increasing the risk of a crash, the safety regulator said.

Reporting by Disha Mishra and Kannaki Deka in Bengaluru; Editing by Sonia Cheema and Shailesh Kuber