Hyundai and Kia Recall Nearly 92,000 Vehicles in the U.S. Due to Fire Risk
Hyundai and Kia, two popular Korean automakers, have issued a recall for nearly 92,000 vehicles in the United States. The reason behind the recall is an electronic controller in the oil pump that can overheat and potentially cause fires. As a precautionary measure, owners are being advised to park their vehicles outside and away from structures until repairs can be made.
The affected vehicles include certain 2023 and 2024 models of Hyundai Palisades, Tucson, Sonata, Elantra, and Kona, as well as 2023 Soul, Sportage, and some 2023 and 2024 Seltos models from Kia. According to documents released by U.S. safety regulators, a capacitor on a circuit board in the oil pump assembly may have been damaged during manufacturing, leading to a potential short-circuit and an increased risk of fire.
While there have been no reports of fires or injuries, Kia has received six reports of melting components, and Hyundai has confirmed four « thermal incidents. » To address the issue, dealers will inspect and replace the oil pump controller if necessary. Hyundai owners can expect to receive a notification letter on September 25th, while Kia owners will be notified starting September 28th.
This recall serves as a reminder of the importance of regular vehicle maintenance and the potential risks associated with faulty components. It is crucial for owners to follow the manufacturer’s instructions and take necessary precautions to ensure their safety and the safety of their vehicles.
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