Hyundai and Kia right now declared two new remembers ensuing from a described fire hazard. In total, about 643,000 vehicles are affected by the marketing campaign, together with the Hyundai Santa Fe SUV (2013-2015), Kia Sorento SUV (2014-2015) and Kia Optima sedan (2013-2015).
In its filings with the Countrywide Freeway Visitors Security Administration (NHTSA), Hyundai describes a predicament where by a brake fluid leak can come about and bring about an electrical limited circuit. For the Kia Optima and Sorento SUV, fluid may possibly leak into the hydraulic electronic regulate unit and bring about a limited circuit, and most likely a fire.
In the scenario of the Santa Fe, fluid may possibly leak inside of the anti-lock brake program module and bring about an electrical limited circuit. A total of 283,803 Optima, 156,567 Sedona, and 151,205 Santa Fe are affected by the remember. Hyundai reported the issue stems from a “suspected absence of rigor and good quality at just one supplier”.
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Homeowners of the affected vehicles may possibly see a warning light-weight on the dashboard, scent a burning odour or see smoke coming from the engine compartment. If the Ab muscles warning light-weight arrives on, Hyundai suggests that owners do not generate their auto and disconnect the positive battery cable. If not, vehicles can be properly pushed till their owners have them fixed.
The good news is, the manufacturer is not aware of any fire-linked injuries. Even so, Hyundai is aware of at least 15 fires due to this defect, when Kia appreciates of 8 incidents.
Dealers will inspect vehicles for brake fluid leaks and exchange the HECU or Ab muscles modules at no cost, if important. Kia owners really should begin acquiring notices by mail all-around Oct 15. People who individual a Hyundai item will acquire theirs all-around Oct thirty.
We have contacted Kia Canada and Hyundai Canada to obtain out how several styles are affected north of the border. Hyundai has responded and suggests that in Canada, fifty two,034 2013-2015 Santa Fe Activity SUVs are affected by the remember. We nonetheless await a response from Kia Canada.