Hyundai recalled more than 390,000 vehicles in the United States and Canada because of two problems that could cause engine fires. In carrying out this recall, car owners were told to park their vehicles outdoors until repairs were made.
This is the biggest recall by Hyundai. Over the past two years, Hyundai recalled 203,000 Santa Fe Sport SUVs from 2013 to 2015.
Some were pulled a second time. Brake fluid can leak into the anti-lock brake of the computer, causing an electrical short circuit that can cause a fire.
The dealer will replace the fuse and the computer if this step is necessary. Brake computer problems have caused 18 fires in the US, but no injuries.
Hyundai said the recall “enhances recovery”. The company continued investigating after the September recall and found that replacing the fuse would reduce safety risks.
“Hyundai made this new recall to ensure the safety of its customers,” the company said in a statement quoted by Autoblog.
Other recalls include nearly 187,000 Elantra 2019 and 2020, as well as 2019 to 2021 Konas and Velosters. All of them have a 2 liter engine.
The piston rings may not be properly heat treated, which can result in engine failure, oil leakage and possible fire.
Hyundai says the rings can be too hard and could peel off, scuffing the engine cylinders. The piston problem has caused five fires but no injuries, according to the documents.
The dealer will inspect and replace the machine if necessary. They will also install piston noise sensing software.
Engine failures and fire problems at Hyundai and Korean automaker affiliate Kia have plagued the company for more than five years, affecting owners of more than 8 million vehicles.