Hyundai USA recalls Nexo EV over fuel leak issue

Hyundai USA recalls Nexo EV over fuel leak issue

Hyundai USA has recalled 54 units of the 2019 Nexo hydrogen fuel-cell vehicle over a possible fuel leak. The affected cars were manufactured between August 10 and December 17, 2018, the United States National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) said. A faulty hydrogen inlet receptacle filter is the reason behind the recall.

KEY TAKEAWAYS

  • Why did Hyundai US recalled the Nexo EV?

    A faulty hydrogen inlet receptacle filter is the reason behind the recall.
  • Is the Hyundai Nexo EV an efficient car?

    he Nexo created a world record for the longest distance traveled by a series-production hydrogen-powered vehicle when it covered as many as 778km on a single tank of hydrogen.
  • Nexo hydrogen fuel-cell EV

    Hyundai said the filter could detach after refueling and cause a leak of the hydrogen fuel, adding that a fire could break out if the leak occurs in the presence of an ignition source. South Korean automaker has blamed a part supplier for the fault. It said the supplier used a prototype epoxy-bonded filter instead of the laser-welded filter that was specified for the car.

    Hyundai Nexo recall details

    Owners of the recalled units have been suggested to park their vehicles outside and away from structures. Also, the dealer will carry out the replacement free of charge. NHTSA further stated that the affected owners will receive their notification letters soon.

    Hyundai Nexo EV recall details

    The Hyundai Nexo features a fuel cell that allows a maximum range of 595km. Earlier, in December 2019. The Nexo created a world record for the longest distance traveled by a series-production hydrogen-powered vehicle when it covered as many as 778km on a single tank of hydrogen.

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