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Engine Compartment Fires Cause Kia and Hyundai To Issue Recalls

Engine Compartment Fires Cause Kia and Hyundai To Issue Recalls

Nearly 127,000 Kia vehicles and 358,000 Hyundai vehicles are affected by this recall.

 

Engine compartment fires due to hydraulic electronic control unit (HECU) module malfunction and anti-lock brake system (ABS) module malfunction are causing Kia and Hyundai to issue recalls, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).

 

Kia is recalling certain 2016-2018 K900 and 2014-2016 Sportage vehicles, with 126,747 vehicles potentially affected. Hyundai is recalling certain 2016-2018 Santa Fe, 2017-2018 Santa Fe Sport, 2019 Santa Fe XL, and 2014-2015 Tucson vehicles, with 357,830 vehicles potentially affected.

 

In the Kia vehicles, the  hydraulic electronic control unit module could malfunction and cause an electrical short, which could result in an engine compartment fire. Owners are advised to park outside and away from structures until the recall repair is complete. Dealers will install a new fuse for the HECU circuit board, free of charge. Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed March 31, 2022. Owners may contact Kia customer service at 1-800-333-4542. Kia’s number for this recall is SC227.

 

In the Hyundai vehicles, the anti-lock brake system (ABS) module could malfunction and cause an electrical short, which could result in an engine compartment fire. Owners are advised to park outside and away from structures until the recall repair is complete. Dealers will replace the ABS multi-fuse, and inspect and replace the ABS module, as necessary, free of charge. Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed April 5, 2022. Owners may contact Hyundai customer service at 1-855-371-9460. Hyundai’s number for this recall is 218.

 

Kia and Hyundai To Issue Recalls

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline can be contacted at 1-888-327-4236.


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