Hyundai India Recalls More Than 1,700 Ioniq 5 Units Over Potential Issue

With 72.6kWh battery, Hyundai Ioniq 5 delivers 217 PS and 315 Nm torque and a 631km range

In January 2023, the Hyundai Ioniq 5 made its debut in the Indian market as a locally manufactured unit. However, as per media reports, the company has now issued a voluntary recall for 1,744 Ioniq 5 electric SUVs because of a suspected problem with the integrated charging control unit (ICCU). All units produced between the launch date and April 2024 are subject to this recall.

ICCU prevents overcharging and overheating by monitoring battery status (Source: Hyundai)
(Source: Hyundai)

So, What is ICCU?

The Integrated Charging Control Unit (ICCU) is a critical part that regulates the charging process. It integrates several charging-related tasks, including converting AC to DC power for the battery and ensuring effective, secure charging cycles. In order to prevent overcharging and overheating, it also monitors battery status and connects with charging stations.

Additionally, the ICCU makes it easier to power other devices that are connected to the vehicle with V2L (vehicle-to-load) capabilities. The 12V battery, which powers an EV’s electrical components like the infotainment screen, speakers, climate control, etc., may drain due to an issue with the ICCU unit.

If you own a Hyundai Ioniq 5, you can get the part inspected by bringing the vehicle to the closest Hyundai-authorized workshop. The automaker will get in touch with the owners of the impacted cars to schedule inspections. If they discover a defective part, you will not incur any costs for its replacement.

Hyundai Ioniq 5 delivers a maximum output of 217 PS and about 631km range (Source: Hyundai)

About Hyundai Ioniq 5

The Ioniq 5 is built on the Electric-Global Modular Platform (E-GMP). It has a rear-wheel drive (RWD) powertrain with a 72.6 kWh battery pack. It delivers a maximum output of 217 PS and 315 Nm and a range of about 631km. Furthermore, the Ioniq 5 takes only 5.1 seconds to accelerate from 0-100km/h.

In terms of dimensions, the Hyundai Ioniq 5 is 4,635mm long, 1,890mm wide, and 1,625mm tall. Also, it has a 3,000mm wheelbase.

Also, the Hyundai EV offers plenty of features, such as:

  • 12-inch touchscreen infotainment system and digital driver’s display
  • Head-up display (HUD)
  • Wireless smartphone charger
  • Dual-zone climate control
  • Ambient lighting
  • Panoramic sunroof
  • Hyundai SmartSense technology (ADAS)
Ioniq 5 features 12-inch touchscreen infotainment system and digital driver's display (Source: Hyundai)
(Source: Hyundai)

Price and Competitors

Hyundai prices the IONIQ 5 at Rs 46.05 lakh (ex-showroom), putting it up against the Kia EV6 and Volvo XC40 Recharge.

With long-range, quick-charging, and strikingly designed electric vehicles (EVs) like the IONIQ 5, IONIQ 6, and the updated Kona Electric, Hyundai hopes to inspire people to make the switch to electric vehicles.