South Korean automakers Hyundai and Kia have issued recalls for 3.3 million vehicles in the United States due to the risk of them unexpectedly catching fire. “Until these recalled vehicles are repaired, the safest place to park them is outside and away from homes and other buildings. Fires can occur when a vehicle is parked, stationary, or while parked,” the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said in a statement. “Driving.” These are 1.64 million Hyundai and Genesis cars from 2010 to 2015, and 1.73 million Kia from 2010 to 2017. The problem is due to a defect in the vehicles’ ABS system, from which brake fluid comes out and causes an electrical short. .. “Hyundai plans – Contact Authority – To notify owners to take their cars to the nearest dealer to replace the ABS module fuse. However, Kia is still working on a potential solution.”
Neither company is aware of “any accidents, injuries, or deaths associated with this defect.”
Hyundai recorded 21 vehicle fires, as well as “22 thermal incidents,” including visible smoke, combustion and melting. Kia recorded one fire in the engine compartment, three fires in the passenger compartment, and six cases of component melting.
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