This week, Hyundai recalled an additional 125,840 vehicles due to fire risk. The current recall is in addition to the 147,249 vehicles previously recalled last month due to fire hazards and vehicles stalling. The new Hyundai recall will include the Santa Fe Sport and Elantra. The Hyundai recall now includes 277,045 vehicles in total in the United States alone.
The first recall, according to the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration or NHTSA, includes 151,205 defective Santa Fe Sport and Elantra vehicles. The defect is with the braking system, due to potential fluid leaking onto ABS module, creating a potential electrical short. The potential electrical short along with leaking brake fluid may cause a fire. Hyundai car dealerships will begin inspecting and replacing the ABS systems in June.
The second recall affects a total of 125,840 units, specifically it affects the 2019-2021 Hyundai’s Elantra and Kona. This is due to improperly heat-treated piston oil rings. The improperly treated rings may cause oil to leak onto hot exhaust components, creating a fire hazard. Owners of these vehicles can expect letters starting in June for recall repairs.
Recently Hyundai & Kia have recalled thousands of vehicles for similar issues related to fire hazards. Owners may check the NHTSA’s recall website to determine if their vehicle is affected.
If you or someone you know has suffered due to a vehicle malfunctioning, contact an attorney at Abraham, Watkins, Nichols, Agosto, Aziz, & Stogner by calling 713-396-3964 or toll-free at 1-800-594-4884.