Hyundai and Kia nowadays announced two new recollects ensuing from a claimed fire hazard. In overall, roughly 643,000 automobiles are afflicted by the campaign, which include the Hyundai Santa Fe SUV (2013-2015), Kia Sorento SUV (2014-2015) and Kia Optima sedan (2013-2015).
In its filings with the Countrywide Freeway Visitors Safety Administration (NHTSA), Hyundai describes a condition the place a brake fluid leak can come about and induce an electrical quick circuit. For the Kia Optima and Sorento SUV, fluid might leak into the hydraulic electronic management unit and induce a quick circuit, and perhaps a fire.
In the scenario of the Santa Fe, fluid might leak inside the anti-lock brake technique module and induce an electrical quick circuit. A overall of 283,803 Optima, 156,567 Sedona, and 151,205 Santa Fe are afflicted by the recall. Hyundai mentioned the trouble stems from a “suspected lack of rigor and excellent at just one supplier”.
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Homeowners of the afflicted automobiles might see a warning gentle on the dashboard, odor a burning odour or see smoke coming from the engine compartment. If the Abs warning gentle will come on, Hyundai recommends that proprietors do not drive their motor vehicle and disconnect the positive battery cable. If not, automobiles can be safely pushed right up until their proprietors have them repaired.
Fortunately, the maker is not mindful of any fire-relevant injuries. Nevertheless, Hyundai is mindful of at minimum fifteen fires thanks to this defect, although Kia is aware of eight incidents.
Dealers will inspect automobiles for brake fluid leaks and replace the HECU or Abs modules at no charge, if important. Kia proprietors should start getting notices by mail close to October fifteen. Individuals who personal a Hyundai product will obtain theirs close to October thirty.
We have contacted Kia Canada and Hyundai Canada to locate out how many versions are afflicted north of the border. Hyundai has responded and claims that in Canada, fifty two,034 2013-2015 Santa Fe Sport SUVs are afflicted by the recall. We even now await a response from Kia Canada.