According to reports, Kia and Hyundai will shortly contact owners about a slew of recalls affecting over 3.37 million vehicles.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) in the United States has admitted that the anti-lock braking system (ABS) control module in some Kia and Hyundai vehicles might leak fluid and cause an electrical fire, according to AP News.
The problem might occur whether the automobile is stationary or moving. As a result, impacted car owners are urged to park their vehicles away from structures until the problem is resolved.
According to the magazine, both firms have issued different comments on the matter. Hyundai accepted 43 reports of fires or parts melting as a consequence of “thermal incidents.” Meanwhile, Kia responded to 10 reported cases of fire/part melting.
It’s worth noting that both firms have apparently informed customers that no collisions or injuries have been recorded as a result of the glitch.
Select Kia Borregos (2010-2019), Cadenzas (2014-2016), Fortes (2010-2013), Forte Koups (2010-2013), K900s (2015-2018), and Sportages (2010-2013) are affected by the recall.
Select Optimas (2011-2015), Optima Hybrids (2011-2013), Rios (2012-2017), Sorentos (2011-2014), Souls (2011-2013), and Rondos (2010-2011) are also being recalled.
Certain Elantra (2011-2015), Elantra Coupe (2013-2015), Genesis Coupe (2011-2015), Accent (2012-2015), Sonata Hybrid (2011-2015), Veloster (2012-2015), Equus (2014-2015), Veracruz (2010-2012), Azera (2012-2015), Tucson (2010-2013), and Santa Fe (2013-2015) cars are affected by the recall for Hyundai.
In addition, the business is recalling the 2015 Hyundai Tucson Fuel Cell and the 2013 Santa Fe Sport.
According to reports, Kia and Hyundai will begin mailing notice letters on November 14 and November 21, respectively. The ABS control fuse may be replaced at a dealership for free.
You may find more information on the NHTSA website.