2019 Hyundai Nexo hydrogen fuel-cell electric vehicle recalled in United States for fuel leak, potential fire risk

2019 Hyundai Nexo hydrogen fuel-cell electric vehicle recalled in United States for fuel leak, potential fire risk

Hyundai has recalled 54 units of the 2019 Nexo hydrogen fuel-cell vehicle for a possible fuel leak, with 54 affected vehicles from production dates ranging from August 10 to December 17, 2018, according to the United States National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).

This is due to a faulty hydrogen inlet receptacle filter which could detach following refuelling, and cause a leak of the hydrogen fuel. If the leak occurs when an ignition source is present, a fire could start. According to Hyundai, the cause of the malfunction was due to a part supplier using a prototype epoxy-bonded filter instead of the original, laser-welded filter that was specified by design for the car.

The manufacturer advised owners that the vehicles are to be parked outside and away from structures until the repair is completed, and that dealers will carry out the part replacement free of charge. Owner notification letters will be mailed by June 6, said the NHTSA.

2019 Hyundai Nexo hydrogen fuel-cell electric vehicle recalled in United States for fuel leak, potential fire risk

The Hyundai Nexo sports a fuel cell and battery pack that feeds a 163 PS/395 Nm electric motor, which propels the fuel-cell crossover from 0-97 km/h (0-60 mph) in 9.5 seconds, and can offer a maximum range of 595 km. In December 2019, the Nexo set a world record for the longest distance travelled by a series-production hydrogen powered vehicle, covering 778 km on a single tank of hydrogen.

Malaysia got a brief viewing of the Nexo fuel-cell vehicle, too at the KL International Motor Show (KLIMS) 2018 in December that year, though more recently, the Korean automaker has committed to battery-electric vehicles in the Malaysian market considerably with the local launches of the Kona Electric as well as the Ioniq 5, last November and in March this year, respectively.

GALLERY: Hyundai Nexo

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Comments

  • Evqueen on Apr 20, 2022 at 7:32 pm

    Experts of Hydrogen cars expected this to Happened . And is a MAJOR safety issue. However idiots still “PUSH” hydrogen vehicles agenda.

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    • At least better than electric cars. Hydrogen vehicles are as reliable as conventional engines

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  • Rafizi & Co on Apr 20, 2022 at 8:30 pm

    Hydrogen,EV all these..please stay far far away…these are rich man’s toys in Msia..the common man cant afford these,which can overnight be a firebomb.
    Anyway,looking at the infra in Msia..we are years away from a comprehensive network of charging stations.Just dont buy something that are “works in progress”.

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    • At least hydrogen is not as worst as electric vehicles.

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    • Engineer on Apr 21, 2022 at 11:34 am

      All modern technology is a “works in progress”. You can stay with your bullock carts as you so wish, that technology has had sufficient time to mature up to your satisfaction.

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      • Rafizi & Co on Apr 21, 2022 at 1:14 pm

        So if your hyundai hydrogen car is under recall,how are u going to go to work,dude? Grab everyday until the spares arrived from Korea? Or u want my bullock,it is free of charge.
        “sufficient time” can mean the next 3-10 years,to Ukriane you can go.Bodo…go and research the hangups of the Americans in california with the Toyota Mirai.

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        • Lolwhut? on Apr 22, 2022 at 12:38 pm

          All car brands suffer product recalls your cikai Toyota that you super proud have had to recall long our of warranty cars due to airbag issue and fuel pump problems. Even Proton that you fond of whacking also had to do product recalls so no one is immune from failures. Yes, even your Lapizi too

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  • Not as worst as electric vehicles

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    • Tanah Warthog on Apr 22, 2022 at 11:09 am

      Agreed, hydrogen oxygen combined only get blast and shock wave

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