Hyundai remembers over 390Ok autos for doable engine fires

DETROIT (AP) — Hyundai is recalling greater than 390,000 autos within the U.S. and Canada for 2 issues that may trigger engine fires. In a single recall, house owners are being advised to park their autos open air till repairs are made.

The biggest recall covers greater than 203,000 Santa Fe Sport SUVs from 2013 by way of 2015. Some are being recalled a second time. Brake fluid can leak into the anti-lock brake laptop, inflicting {an electrical} quick that may result in fires. Homeowners ought to park open air and away from buildings till the issue is mounted, in line with paperwork posted Tuesday by the U.S. Nationwide Freeway Visitors Security Administration.

Sellers will exchange a fuse and exchange the pc if obligatory. Homeowners might be notified in June.

The brake laptop drawback has precipitated 18 fires within the U.S., however no accidents, in line with paperwork.


Hyundai says the recall “enhances the treatment” from one issued in September of 2020. The corporate says it stored investigating after the September recall and located that changing the fuse would scale back the security danger. “Hyundai is conducting this new recall to make sure the security of its prospects,” the corporate stated in an announcement.

The opposite recall covers almost 187,000 2019 and 2020 Elantras, and 2019 by way of 2021 Konas and Velosters. All have 2-liter engines.

The piston rings might not have been correctly heat-treated, which might trigger engine injury, oil leaks and doable fires. Hyundai says the rings could be too laborious and could be chipped, scuffing the engine cylinder. The piston drawback has precipitated 5 fires however no accidents, in line with paperwork.


Sellers will examine and exchange the engine if obligatory. They will additionally set up piston noise sensing software program. Homeowners might be notified in late June.

Engine failure and fireplace issues at Hyundai and affiliated Korean automaker Kia have plagued the businesses for greater than 5 years, affecting the house owners of greater than eight million autos.


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