Hyundai Recalls and Possible Fire Risk

Figure 1 – A 2022 Hyundai Sante Fe. Photo credit:

Once again Hyundai is under fire, no pun intended, for a tow harness that has the potential of catching fire while being driven or parked.

Back in 2022, Hyundai recalled over 245,000 Palisade model vehicles due to a tow hitch harness. These tow hitch harnesses can be purchased as an accessory or come pre-installed. No matter how consumers choose to elect this piece of equipment or feature, if dirt, moisture, or other debris accumulates on the harness, it could cause an electrical short resulting in a dangerous fire.

Now, as of March of 2023, Hyundai must once again recall its vehicles for the same issue. This time the models affected by this recall include the 2019-2023 Sante Fe, the 2021-2023 Sante Fe HEVs, and the 2022-2023 Sante Fe Plug-in HEV and Santa Cruz’s.

About a half a million vehicles are affected by this recall, exposing consumers of these vehicles to serious injury or even death. However, consumers and/or owners of these vehicles with this recall are not expected to receive notice of the issue until May of 2023 from Hyundai.

If you or a loved one has been injured by any type of vehicle part recall or specifically by the Hyundai tow harness defect, call the law firm of Abraham, Watkins, Nichols, Agosto, Aziz & Stogner at 713-222-7211 or 1-800-870-9584. It is imperative that you understand your right to recover. The attorneys at Abraham, Watkins, Nichols, Agosto, Aziz & Stogner have the knowledge, experience, and resources necessary to obtain just compensation for their clients.