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Hyundai and Kia Recall 3.37 Million Vehicles

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30 September, 2023

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Automobile manufacturers Hyundai and Kia are recalling millions of vehicles in the United States. A total of 3.37 million vehicles of the United States are facing this due the risk of engine fires. 

As an immediate measure, the companies are asking the owners to park their vehicles outside. This is a safety measure for all owners until the companies are done with the repair process.  

The automobile makers have identified the cause of the fires. Apparently, there is a leak of internal brake fluids that is causing an electrical short circuit which is leading to a fire. 

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has also endorsed the safety instructions from the automakers. The NHTSA has asked the owners to park outside until it is safe to park them inside.

So far, Hyundai has reported 21 accidental fires with an additional 21 other thermal incidents. These are all related to the recall since 2017. On the other hand, Kia has made a report of 10 fires and melting incidents.

However, there are no reports of crashes, injuries, or other accidents from ever since the recalls, according to the NHTSA reports.

Recall by Kia’s multiple outlets across the United States has affected over 1.73 million vehicles. This includes models like Borrego, Cadenza, Forte, Sportage, K900, Optima, Soul, Rio, Sorento, and Rondo. These models were all manufactured from 2010 through 2017.

The issue was actually regarding the Hydraulic Electronic Control Unit (HECU. These electrical short circuits were happening due to brake fluid leaks.

The recall by Hyundai is covering around 1.64 million vehicles. The models include Elantra, Genesis Coupe, Sonata Hybrid, Accent, Azera, Veloster, Santa Fe, Equus, Veracruz, Tucson, Tucson Fuel Cell, and Santa Fe Sport models. These models were manufactured from 2011 to 2015.

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