3.4 Million Kia & Hyundai Vehicles In A Recall Due To Fire Risk
Recalls on products are just a normal part of life these days. I was just commenting to a friend the old line "they just don't make them like they used to." Of course that doesn't necessarily apply to every recall.
The latest recall was recently announced by the United States Department of Transportation National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. This recall is for almost 3.4 million Hyundai and Kia models.
According to the NHTSA, the Hyundai Motor America Recall 251 is due is because the Anti-Lock Brake System module may leak brake fluid internally and cause an electrical short, which can result in an engine compartment fire while parked or driving. An engine compartment fire while parked or driving can increase the risk of injury.
There are 13 models of Hyundai vehicles affected between the years 2010 to 2015, depending on the year, with approximately 1,642,551 Hyundai vehicles a part of the recall. The NHTSA recommends owners of the affected vehicles to park outside and away from structures until the recall repair is complete. Dealers will replace the ABS fuse, free of charge.
If you own one of the recalled vehicles, Hyundai will be mailing out notices on November 21st. You can contact customer service at 1-855-371-9460 for more information.
12 Kia models are also a part of the recall number SC284, between the years 2010 to 2019, again depending on the model according to the NHTSA. A total of approximately 1,730,192 Kia vehicles are a part of this recall.
This recall is because the Hydraulic Electronic Control Unit may experience an electrical short, which can result in an engine compartment fire while parked or driving. Dealers will replace the HECU fuse, free of charge. Letters to owners will be mailed on November 14, 2023.
Same as the Hyundai issue, park outside and away from structures until the recall repair is complete. Contact Kia at 1-800-333-4542 for more information. And you can find out if your vehicle is part of this or any recall by clocking here.