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Hyundai to replace battery systems in 82,000 vehicles globally

Combined with an earlier recall, cost likely to be an estimated $900m

This is the second recall of Kona, and follows a decision by authorities this year to launch a probe into whether the previous recall was adequate.   © Reuters

SEOUL (Reuters) -- Hyundai Motor will replace battery systems in some 82,000 electric vehicles globally due to fire risks - a costly $900 million recall that lays bare the thorny issue of how car and battery makers split the bill when problems arise.

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