Hyundai recalling over 390K vehicles for reported engine fires

Due to cases of engines catching fire, the car company Hyundai has issued a recall

DETROIT, Mich. (KLKN)- Over 390,000 vehicles in the U.S. and Canada are being recalled by Hyundai for two problems that can cause engine fires.

In the larger of the recalls, more than 203,000 Santa Fe Sport SUVs from 2013 through 2015 are being recalled, some of them for a second time.

Documents posted on Tuesday by the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration say that brake fluid can leak into the anti-lock brake computer, causing an electrical short that can lead to fires. they advised owners to park their cars outdoors and away from structures until the problem is fixed.

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If necessary, dealers will replace a fuse and the computer, owners will be notified in June.

According to documents, the brake computer problem has caused 18 fires in America, but no injuries have been reported from them.

Hyundai says the recall “enhances the remedy” from one issued in September of 2020. They say they continued their investigation following the September recall and found that by replacing the fuse, the safety risk would be reduced.

“Hyundai is conducting this new recall to ensure the safety of its customers,” the company said in a statement.

The other recall covers nearly 187,000 2019 and 2020 Elantras, and 2019 through 2021 Konas and Velosters, all with 2-liter engines.

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Documents revealed that the piston rings may not have been properly heat-treated, which can in turn cause engine damage, oil leaks, and possible fires. This piston problem has not caused any injuries but it has caused five fires.

Dealers will inspect and replace the engine if necessary. They’ll also install piston noise sensing software. Owners will be notified in late June.

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