Battery Problem

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Erick Villeta
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Re: Battery Problem

Post by Erick Villeta » Thu Jun 20, 2019 7:43 pm

My Kona GLS 2.0 has just a little about 2,000 km in it and after a car wash, it stopped right at the middle of a busy highway... A major bomber, it won't start. The aircon and radio are working and all the power is working. After 30 minutes I tried restarting it and it did run; but no less than a few meters away until it stopped. I have to call a towing service and send it over to my nearest Hyundai dealer and service center. Don't know what the f**k is wrong with it and I will have to wait until tomorrow to find out.

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Re: Battery Problem

Post by AEB-UK » Sat Jun 22, 2019 8:42 am

Does anyone have this problem with a Hybrid version of the Kona?
2019 Kona EV Premium SE in Ceramic Blue :D

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Re: Battery Problem

Post by paulseanluke » Wed Jul 24, 2019 11:29 am

I bought a new Kona (1.0 liter exec model, petrol, manual) just 3 weeks ago (July 2, 2019) and just three weeks later the battery was completely dead for no apparent reason one Sunday morning. The AA jumped it and the following day I brought it to the dealer. The battery was tested and shown to be defective and needed to be replaced. The IGS system (stop/start mechanism) had stopped working after the initial issue with the battery and now with the new battery it continues not to work. I am told this will rectify itself after a couple of days and sufficient kms on the clock.

Also, the instrument cluster control gave unreliable readings, particularly the distance to empty estimation. 30km trips result now in a reduction of estimated kms left by some 60+ kms.

Finally, I have experienced issues with the boot/trunk not closing correctly also (unless slammed shut) and initially thought this may have been the source of the issue with the flat battery. As it stands, the boot/trunk can appear to be shut but is infact not and yet you are still able to lock the car with the key fob. This should not be possible.

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