Fire Risk: Hyundai and Kia Recall Vehicles for Anti-Lock Brake Control Module Defect

Fire Risk: Hyundai and Kia Recall Vehicles for Anti-Lock Brake Control Module Defect

Hyundai and Kia are recalling approximately 485,000 vehicles in the U.S. over a fire risk due to a defective antilock brake control module. Vehicles affected by this recall are certain Kia Sportage SUVs, K900 sedans, Hyundai Santa Fe SUVs, Santa Fe Sports, Santa Fe XL and Tucson SUVs.

Owners are being urged to park these vehicles outdoors as they may catch fire even if the engines have been turned off.

The Problem

Contamination in the anti-lock brakes may cause a malfunction within the hydraulic electronic control unit leading to an electrical short. This increases risk of a fire while driving or even when the car is parked.

Hyundai and Kia are strongly urging owners to park these vehicles outdoors and away from structures to avoid the possibility of catching fire.

Hyundai, Kia vehicles recalled for anti-lock brake defect

The Fix

Hyundai and Kia dealers will replace the ABS multi-fuse as well as inspect and replace the ABS module if necessary. This recall fix is at no cost to the owner.

Customer Recall Notifications

Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed April 5, 2022. Hyundai owners may contact customer service at 1-855-371-9460. Hyundai’s number for this recall is 218.

Kia owners may contact customer service at 1-800-333-4542. Kia’s number for this recall is SC227.

Models Affected

Hyundai Models Affected:

Kia Models Affected:

Recall Details

Hyundai NHTSA Campaign Number: 22V056000
Kia NHTSA Campaign Number: 22V051000
Manufacturer: Hyundai Motor America / Kia Motors America
Components Brakes
Potential Number of Units Affected 485,000

Questions Regarding this Recall?

Hyundai owners may contact customer service at 1-855-371-9460. Hyundai’s number for this recall is 218. Kia owners may contact customer service at 1-800-333-4542. Kia’s number for this recall is SC227.

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Last Updated on February 8, 2022

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