1st Generation (2017—2019) Ioniq Electric Problems

This generations ranks 12th out of 52 Hyundai generations in reliability and is one of the safer bets out there. Owners have the most complaints about the brakes (33%), transmission (33%), and the wheels (33%). We've listed some of the most recent complaints below, see them all on CarComplaints.com.

  1. Transmission Failure 1 complaints at an average of 32,311 miles in the 2018 Hyundai Ioniq Electric.
  2. Noise From Bearings 1 complaints at an average of 27,340 miles in the 2018 Hyundai Ioniq Electric.
  3. Shifting to Drive Does Not Release Brakes 1 complaints at an average of 6,214 miles in the 2017 Hyundai Ioniq Electric.

What Ioniq Electric Year is Most Reliable?

Generations are a good baseline for prediciting reliability, but there will almost always be year-to-year differences. We've calculated a reliability score for each model year within this generation, but we've based that score on how the model year compares to all Hyundai model years.

Watch out for the 2018 model year which has the highest PainRank™ score in this generation.

Year Complaints Recalls TSBs PainRank (?)
2019 0 0 1 0.0
2018 2 0 3 1.14
2017 1 1 3 0.42

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