July 18, 2024

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Hyundai, Kia recalling more vehicles for possible fire risks

Hyundai and Kia are recalling extra than one hundred eighty,000 cars in the U.S. since of issues with the antilock brake process, which may outcome in an electrical small and car or truck fire.

The recalled cars are one hundred eighty,000 Hyundai Tucson compact crossovers from the 2019-21 design many years and about 9,400 Kia Stingers from the 2019 design 12 months.

The recall recognize will come following the two automakers recalled extra than 600,000 cars very last 7 days for a very similar situation, exactly where brake fluid may leak into the hydraulic electronic control device, which could trigger an electrical small above time and a car or truck fire. These recalled cars ended up 2013-15 Kia Optima sedans, 2014-15 Kia Sorento crossovers and 2013-15 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport crossovers.

“The two recollects are for the Abdominal muscles module but are for unique problems,” Hyundai spokesman Michael Stewart informed Automotive Information.

The Tucson recall “is to deal with a likely defective circuit board in the Abdominal muscles brake hydraulic electronic control device. This can outcome in internal corrosion and trigger an electrical small above time,” he reported. “The Santa Fe Sport recall identified an situation of internal brake fluid leaking within just the Abdominal muscles module.”

Stewart cautioned that proprietors of the Tucson and Santa Fe cars should park them outside the house until finally the recall repair is finished.

“If the Abdominal muscles warning gentle is illuminated, the car or truck should not be driven, a regional Hyundai dealer should be contacted, and prospects should disconnect the vehicle’s twelve-volt battery and leave it disconnected while the car or truck is parked ready for service,” he reported, adding that, if necessary, proprietors will be presented a rental car or truck.

To day, Hyundai reported it was aware of twelve motor compartment fires associated to the defect in Tucson cars: 9 in 2019 models, two in 2020 models and one particular in a 2021 design. The automaker was investigating whether this likely influences equivalent models marketed in other countries, Stewart reported, and was not aware of any associated injuries.

Hyundai reported it was still assessing the situation but that a “high-quality control deficiency exists in some cars.”

The automaker reported it will conduct a thorough evaluation of the recalled hydraulic electronic control units and will work with the parts provider, Mando The us Corp., to obtain high-quality control and engineering discrepancies in the units for the 3 design many years.

Sellers will switch the device, and Hyundai will start out notifying proprietors Oct. thirty.

For the 2019 Stingers, an motor compartment fire may take place exactly where the antilock brake process hydraulic electronic control device is situated. Kia reported in a assertion Thursday it was not aware of any fires transpiring while the car or truck was turned off and parked. On the other hand, the automaker recommended that proprietors park their cars outdoors and away from other cars or structures until finally the recall repair has been finished.

Kia has obtained 6 fire-associated complaints from prospects who ended up driving. The automaker reported it was not aware of any crashes or injuries associated to the situation.

Kia reported 2020 Stingers have not professional the trouble.

Kia is still investigating possible will cause and has not but identified a cure. The automaker will start out notifying sellers Oct. twenty and car or truck proprietors Oct. 26.