SageBrush wrote:You are confusing degradation with defect ?
It would not be confused in the court of law. Lost capacity is a defect. The degradation baseline is well established by the industry already. Hyundai would replace the battery to avoid getting another scandal by any cost, besides they might just pass some portion of the cost to LG as they most likely have an agreement to back those warranty claims.
Ionic is pretty much bulletproof as it has way bigger battery than Hyundai is advertising. The 64kWh battery on Kona & Niro does not have much of extra buffers in capacity, so I have no idea what those warranty claims are based on. Maybe they just hope an average buyer would replace vehicles every 3-6 years (not me for sure).