More than 570,000 Hyundai and Kia vehicles were recalled because they could catch fire at any time

Two Korean car brands, Hyundai and Kia, are currently recalling a total of 571,467 cars in the US market because of the risk of fire.

According to Hyundai Group, the cause of this recall is due to water accumulating on the printed circuit board in the wiring module of the rear tow hook, which can cause a short circuit, leading to a fire.

The Hyundai cars recalled this time include the 2019 – 2023 SantaFe, the 2021 and 2023 SantaFe HEV, the 2022 and 2023 SantaFe Plug-in HEV, and the Santa Cruz. In total, 567,912 Hyundai cars were recalled. In particular, Kia recalled 3,555 Carnival models of 2022 and 2023.

At the time of sending the vehicle recall document to the US Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), Hyundai had received information about 6 incidents possibly related to this defect. Among them, only 1 incident resulted in a car fire.

Hyundai and Kia will send notices, asking customers to bring their cars to the dealer to check and fix the error. In the interim, dealers will remove the tow hook module fuse on the recalled vehicles. When replacement parts are available, the dealer will install a new fuse and replace the wiring with better waterproofing for the vehicle.

Inspection, repair and replacement will be completely free. While waiting to replace the fuse and new wiring, Hyundai and Kia advise customers to park their cars outdoors.

This is not the first time that these two Korean car brands have had to recall vehicles because of the risk of fire. In March 2022, Hyundai was sued for two incidents related to rear tow hook connection errors. In August of the same year, Hyundai continued to recall the Palisade model for the same error. In February 2023, Hyundai and Kia once again had to recall a total of 484,577 other cars in the US.

In the past few years, Hyundai and Kia have continuously encountered trouble in the US market. In addition to large vehicle recalls due to the risk of fire and engine failure, two Korean auto brands were also hit with a class action lawsuit because their vehicles were constantly being stolen. The reason is because older Hyundai and Kia cars, from 2010 to 2021, still use traditional mechanical keys, without an engine immobilizer system.

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