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Hyundai, Kia recall 570,000 cars because of the risk of fire, tell owners to park outdoors

hyundai And that To be remember over 570,000 vehicles due to fire risk and advise owners to park outside until repair has been completed. The withdrawal is similar to a was done on other Kia vehicles last year and related to OEM drag mining hitchhiking. Vehicles covered by the recall are 2019-2023 Hyundai Santa Fe2021-2023 Hyundai Santa Fe Hybrid, 2022-2023 Hyundai Santa Fe PHEV And hyundai santa cruz 2022. The only Kia affected is carnival vans between 2022 and 2023, AP report.

For this matter, the circuit board in the towline fitted to some vehicles has been found to be susceptible to water ingress through the 4-pin towline connector. This can in turn cause a short circuit, increasing the risk of fire. Hyundai says the possibility of a fire is possible whether you are driving or parking without ignition.

The fix involved a new cord extension that was “improved” and “manufactured with a waterproof material to prevent water ingress”. In addition, the seller will install a new 15-amp fuse. As owners wait for a remedy, Hyundai says they can bring their cars in agency Remove the fuse of the tow hook module to resolve the immediate fire hazard. All affected vehicles can still be safely driven, according to Hyundai, but the recommendation to park outside and away from structures remains in place until the recall work is complete.

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