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Re: Hyundai Kona Electric

Mon Dec 07, 2020 1:48 am

From a pointer on chevybolt.org, they have a pointer to https://www.hyundaikonaforum.com/thread ... post-33353 as to what a recent update did to possibly mitigate fires or better detect something bad happening w/the HV battery/system.

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Re: Hyundai Kona Electric

Tue Jan 26, 2021 8:14 pm

Recently Recalled Hyundai Kona Electric Catches Fire In South Korea
https://insideevs.com/news/482199/recal ... ches-fire/

There's some chatter about it at https://www.chevybolt.org/threads/kona- ... rea.37268/. Wesley in that thread is a Bolt driver in South Korea and delivers some perspective of what's going on there.

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Re: Hyundai Kona Electric

Tue Jan 26, 2021 8:20 pm

This one is getting some wider coverage. Still has a ways to go to catch the number of Tesla fires, but there are not as many on the road either. At least it's not as dramatic as the one that blew the roof off the garage in Canada.

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Re: Hyundai Kona Electric

Wed Jan 27, 2021 7:45 am

Kona owner picked up 12/20 and won't charge this morning. Well... at least it made it more than a month. I suggested 12 volt battery reset. That does seem to fix ¾ of EV issues. My odds are good.
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Re: Hyundai Kona Electric

Wed Feb 17, 2021 4:46 pm

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Re: Hyundai Kona Electric

Wed Feb 17, 2021 6:15 pm

They removed some of the excessive "styling" features from that Fugly nose, but not enough of them. The charge port door needs to be symmetrical, and dead center in the nose, for one thing.
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Re: Hyundai Kona Electric

Wed Feb 17, 2021 7:15 pm

LeftieBiker wrote:
Wed Feb 17, 2021 6:15 pm
They removed some of the excessive "styling" features from that Fugly nose, but not enough of them. The charge port door needs to be symmetrical, and dead center in the nose, for one thing.
Yeah I can't disagree with the charge port. Odd. NISSAN got that right.

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Re: Hyundai Kona Electric

Wed Feb 17, 2021 7:26 pm

danrjones wrote:
Wed Feb 17, 2021 7:15 pm
LeftieBiker wrote:
Wed Feb 17, 2021 6:15 pm
They removed some of the excessive "styling" features from that Fugly nose, but not enough of them. The charge port door needs to be symmetrical, and dead center in the nose, for one thing.
Yeah I can't disagree with the charge port. Odd. NISSAN got that right.
The sad part is that w/Ariya, Nissan moved away from the center nose inlet.

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Re: Hyundai Kona Electric

Thu Feb 18, 2021 9:00 am

LeftieBiker wrote:
Wed Feb 17, 2021 6:15 pm
They removed some of the excessive "styling" features from that Fugly nose, but not enough of them. The charge port door needs to be symmetrical, and dead center in the nose, for one thing.
+1
Off-center just looks weird, like the nose changes otherwise.
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Re: Hyundai Kona Electric

Thu Feb 18, 2021 11:47 am

cwerdna wrote:
Wed Feb 17, 2021 7:26 pm
danrjones wrote:
Wed Feb 17, 2021 7:15 pm
LeftieBiker wrote:
Wed Feb 17, 2021 6:15 pm
They removed some of the excessive "styling" features from that Fugly nose, but not enough of them. The charge port door needs to be symmetrical, and dead center in the nose, for one thing.
Yeah I can't disagree with the charge port. Odd. NISSAN got that right.
The sad part is that w/Ariya, Nissan moved away from the center nose inlet.

As a Bolt owner for a bit over 2 years now, I can safely say the left front fender is an inferior position. I gave examples as to why at viewtopic.php?p=548833#p548833 and viewtopic.php?p=548912#p548912.
Yeah so why is that? Or is this some sort of secretive CCS limitation?
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