Hyundai will recall thousands of its electric Kona vehicles in South Korea over possible faulty batteries, after at least 13 fires were recorded across multiple countries.
It's a setback for Hyundai's charge into the electric vehicle market.
South Korea's transport ministry said the recall is due to begin October 16th, and involves just over 25,500 Kona EVs built between September 2017 and March this year.
Thirteen incidents of fire have been reported, according to South Korean authorities, including one each in Canada and Austria.
Kona EVs use batteries made by fellow South Korean company LG Chem.
They denied the fires could be blamed on defective battery cells as they said a reenactment experiment had not led to a fire.
LG Chem did say, however, that it would take part in future investigations with Hyundai to find out the cause.
Hyundai shares fell 1.4% in early trade, with investors concerned about the high costs of a recall.
In July, Hyundai said it and sister company Kia aimed to sell 1 million battery-driven EVs in 2025 - and grab 10% of global market share for such vehicles.