9/18 EU base model
That doesn't sound right. Nobody has reported getting a BMS update instead of a replacement battery. Let us know afterwards.
As I understand it BMS update was offered by GM as one option for the Bolt. It had battery fires & used same LG Chem battery manufacturing plant as Kona. And from memory had about the same number of EVs affected as Hyundai.That doesn't sound right. Nobody has reported getting a BMS update instead of a replacement battery. Let us know afterwards.
It is the message they left. They made the statement and then repeated themselves. "...contact us to determine if it needs a software upate only, or, if it needs an EV battery repalcement." They specifically used the "O" word (only). I will let everyone know what happens. I'll call them tomorrow. Maybe because this came from the manufacturer rather than the dealer they are not aware that I've had all updates already (which may be a required prerequisit to battery replacement... I don't konw). For sure I'm not a happy camper without a replacement.That doesn't sound right. Nobody has reported getting a BMS update instead of a replacement battery. Let us know afterwards.
I assume you have a model year 2019 ???Ok. Looking good. Called Carlsbad Hyundai this morning and they said they are ready to do me with a recall 200. I asked what the specific activity related to this recall was. She said, "we will be replacing your battery." (sweeter words could not have been expected - yipee!). They will call me back when a slot opens up. Apparently they can only do one at a time given the space needed to store the new battery. They did say the new battery they were expecting in last week for a customer ahead of me didn't arrive. She indicated I'm #2 in the queue. Gotta say, Hyundai is doing the right thing by me... And with tweaks to the FCA/FCW and SCC operations from recent firmware updates, things are looking much sweeter now.
i was simply sharing my views as i see it. sorry if i came off too fortuney for you.Hmm, Carlsbad. I grew up in La Jolla and lived in Mira Mesa for 30 years total. I think I've managed to de-stress and re-evaluate a lot since leaving the US by not worrying so much about the "fear of missing out" and not receiving everything I thought I should be entitled to. I'm certain I'll get a new battery when it's my turn and with all due respect I won't be assuming that my good fortune is all that matters to other owners.
A few others have mentioned a similar thing on FB. It's still unclear if all Konas built pre March 2020 require battery replacement but you'd have to assume that Hyundai corporate and the numerous globals importers know a lot more about our cars than we do.2019 Kona (build date 6/15/2019) ...Anyway, I haven't seen anyone reporting a similar experience so I'm wondering if I'm going crazy 😖 We baby the battery anyway so I feel okay about the fire risk for now.
Alright, so I'm not alone! It would make me more confident if I knew how they figured out what batteries don't need to be replaced, but for now I'm satisfied with having done my due diligence so that Hyundai is still on the hook if problems arise later on.A few others have mentioned a similar thing on FB. It's still unclear if all Konas built pre March 2020 require battery replacement but you'd have to assume that Hyundai corporate and the numerous globals importers know a lot more about our cars than we do.
The boot for the EVSE is certainly just to bring it into regulatory compliance, meaning for the "drop test".