Hyundai Motor and Kia Motor recall nearly 500,000 SUVs and appeal to park outdoors for fear of ignition



Hyundai Motor Co., Ltd., a Korean automobile manufacturer, and its subsidiary Kia Motor Co., Ltd. recall about 485,000 SUVs because there is a risk of a fire in the engine room, and repairs are completed. Warned to park the car outdoors.

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The models in question in Hyundai Motor are the 2016-2018 Santa Fe (without smart cruise control), 2017-2018 Santa Fe Sport (without smart cruise control), 2019. Yearly Santa Fe XL (without smart cruise control), 2014-2015 Tucson , 377,830 units.

The models in question at Kia are the 2016-2018 K900 sedan and the 2014-2016 Sportage SUV, targeting 126,747 units.

It has been pointed out that the cause of the recall was the ABS (Anti-Lock Braking System) controller module, which could cause a fire in the engine room due to overheating. The problem was first pointed out in September 2020, but the initial investigation did not reach a conclusion, and in 2021 a similar problem occurred with the American Santa Fe Sport, so further investigation was conducted. rice field. As a result, it turned out that the cause was a short circuit due to a foreign object in the ABS module.

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According to Hyundai Motor, 11 fires were reported at the time of writing the article. However, no one was injured in the fire from the ABS module.

The recall work will be to replace the fuse in the ABS module or the ABS module itself. Hyundai Motor and Kia Motor are calling for the targeted vehicles to be parked outdoors until the recall is carried out due to the danger of ignition.

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