February 27, 2024

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Hyundai and Kia Recall 3.4 Million Vehicles for Engine Compartment Fire Risk: What You Need to Know

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Hyundai and Kia are recalling nearly 3.4 million vehicles in the United States due to a fire risk. The recall affects vehicles from the 2010 through 2019 model years, including the Hyundai Santa Fe, Sonata, Elantra, and Tucson, and the Kia Sorento, Optima, Sportage, and Soul.
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Hyundai and Kia Recall 3.4 Million Vehicles for Engine Compartment Fire Risk: What You Need to Know

Hyundai and Kia are recalling nearly 3.4 million vehicles in the United States due to a fire risk. The recall affects vehicles from the 2010 through 2019 model years, including the Hyundai Santa Fe, Sonata, Elantra, and Tucson, and the Kia Sorento, Optima, Sportage, and Soul.

The problem is with the vehicles’ anti-lock brake control module (ABS module). The ABS module can leak fluid that can cause an electrical short, which could lead to a fire in the engine compartment.

Hyundai and Kia are advising owners of the affected vehicles to park outside and away from structures until the recall repair is complete. The companies will replace the ABS fuse in the vehicles at no cost to owners.

Here is a list of the affected vehicles:

Hyundai

  • Santa Fe (2010-2019)
  • Sonata (2011-2019)
  • Elantra (2013-2019)
  • Tucson (2014-2019)
  • Veloster (2011-2019)

Kia

  • Sorento (2011-2019)
  • Optima (2011-2019)
  • Sportage (2012-2019)
  • Soul (2012-2019)

If you own one of the affected vehicles, you should receive a notification letter from Hyundai or Kia in the mail. You can also check the Hyundai or Kia website to see if your vehicle is affected.

To schedule a recall repair, you can contact your local Hyundai or Kia dealer.

Tips for staying safe:

  • Park your vehicle outside and away from structures until the recall repair is complete.
  • Be aware of the signs of a fire, such as smoke, burning smells, and unusual noises coming from the engine compartment.
  • If you see or smell smoke, or if you hear unusual noises coming from the engine compartment, pull over immediately and turn off the engine.
  • Exit the vehicle and move away from it to a safe location.
  • Call 911 to report the fire.

If you own a Hyundai or Kia vehicle that is affected by this recall, it is important to have the recall repair completed as soon as possible. This will help to reduce the risk of a fire in the engine compartment.

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