Hyundai, Kia recall over 600,000 cars in Canada over fire risk

The automakers are urging house owners of most of their older fashions to park outdoors till the repair is full

In keeping with Transport Canada and paperwork filed to the Nationwide Freeway Visitors Security Administration (NHTSA), sure Hyundai automobiles could leak brake fluid, by way of an O-ring that has misplaced sealing power, “into the management module for the antilock brake system (ABS) and trigger it to short-circuit.” A brief-circuit could cause a hearth whether or not the car is being pushed or parked. In the meantime, Kia says “the brake hydraulic digital management unit (HECU) may short-circuit,” however the trigger continues to be unknown.

Regardless of Hyundai and Kia’s mixed studies of 53 fires or “thermal incidents” — smoke, burning, and melting of components — Hyundai has mentioned no crashes or accidents tied to the defect have been reported, and house owners can proceed to drive the car. Hyundai and Kia are advising house owners to take their car to a dealership to have the anti-lock brake fuse changed, freed from cost.

Within the U.S., NHTSA is reporting a recall of sure Kia and Hyundai fashions from 2010 via 2019; whereas in Canada, the automobiles concerned within the recall embody:

  • 2012-2015 Hyundai Accent
  • 2011-2015 Hyundai Elantra
  • 2014-2015 Hyundai Equus
  • 2011-2015 Hyundai Genesis Coupe
  • 2013-2015 Hyundai Santa Fe
  • 2013 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport
  • 2010-2013 Hyundai Tucson
  • 2010-2012 Hyundai Veracruz
  • 2010-2011 Kia Borrego
  • 2014-2016 Kia Cadenza
  • 2010-2013 Kia Forte
  • 2010-2013 Kia Forte Koup
  • 2015 Kia K900
  • 2010-2015 Kia Optima
  • 2012-2017 Kia Rio
  • 2010-2017 Kia Rondo
  • 2011-2014 Kia Sorento
  • 2011-2013 Kia Soul
  • 2010 Kia Sportage