Repair issues and fixes

Discussion in 'Hyundai Kona Electric' started by Francois, Oct 7, 2019.

  1. Francois

    Francois Active Member

    As suggested in this other thread we might benefit from centralizing issues and their fixes.

    I'll start with two easy ones:

    1) When the car won't start at all, check your 12 volt battery first. A simple jump start might save you from needing to have your car towed.

    2) When your sensor keeps indicating that your hatchback is open even though it is not, tighten up those damned door stoppers.
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  2. electriceddy

    electriceddy Well-Known Member

    Issue : Clicking and clunking rear brakes
    Fix: Replacement of the rear pads with thicker ones including new clips
  3. Esprit1st

    Esprit1st Well-Known Member

    Can't open the charge door?

    Push the unlock button on the key fob and open the charge door within 15? Seconds.

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  4. Francois

    Francois Active Member

    It's push the unlock button twice on the key fob so that all doors are unlocked and then the charge door too can be opened. :)
  5. electriceddy

    electriceddy Well-Known Member

    Or eliminate the 2 button push altogether in the settings or FOB itself
  6. Esprit1st

    Esprit1st Well-Known Member

    I push the unlock button only once and it is unlocked.

    Maybe my car is special

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  7. electriceddy

    electriceddy Well-Known Member

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  8. NP27

    NP27 New Member

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  9. electriceddy

    electriceddy Well-Known Member

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  10. Cain

    Cain New Member

    Suddenly all makes sense why I've got a 50% hit rate at getting the charge plug out!
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  11. Wildeyed

    Wildeyed Well-Known Member

    Gear reduction units have been replaced in several vehicles because of noise issues.
  12. Esprit1st

    Esprit1st Well-Known Member

    Unfortunately with questionable outcomes, though.

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  13. Francois

    Francois Active Member

    If one your tpms ever indicates a wheel with not enough pressure, you may have to inflate to at least 36 psi in order to make the warning light go away.
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  14. KiwiME

    KiwiME Active Member

    Yeah, the two presses seems not to be needed. One unlock click does the job, even using the inside door switch.
    They're not actually loose, but height-adjustable via a rubber thread and need to be turned in further to allow the hatch to close easier. Same with the hood.
  15. electriceddy

    electriceddy Well-Known Member

  16. electriceddy

    electriceddy Well-Known Member

    Thanks for making this thread sticky, easier to reference;)
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  17. Francois

    Francois Active Member

    You are welcome. I was only the messenger. This great idea was yours. :)

    As a way to give back to this fantastic forum and its members, I will try to compile a list thread that would be useful for new owners and once I have enough of them, I will be creating a new new sticky thread for that.

    To keep this current thread focused, and in case someone wants to contribute to compilation of threads to new owners, I invite anyone interested to send me suggestions through a private message/conversation. Thanks.
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  18. electriceddy

    electriceddy Well-Known Member

    It would be good to sub divide into group categories (not to say that many problems on the Kona) such as (1) Drive train (including brakes and tires) - documented repair issues and fixes, (2) Noise - documented repair issues and fixes, (3) Electronics (including all 12 V systems), (4) Charging, inverter, TMS and HV battery, (5) Climate control system ,(6) Cosmetic - (paint, rust etc)... maybe I missed something?
    It would not be good to sticky all that at the top as it be annoying, but under one directory would work.
  19. Francois

    Francois Active Member

    Just wanted to add that if someone doesn't know how to send a private message, you can do so by clicking on my username, the a pop up appears in which you then click "start a conversation". :)
  20. ehatch

    ehatch Active Member

    it has now been replaced,and my Kona EV has barely a squeal anymore.I looked super weird the first day I took it back because it was pretty chilly out,and i kept my window down to listen,weirdo,I know. Inside a parking garage I opened the window again,then went forward, reversed.
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