Wed. Dec 6th, 2023
    Hyundai and Kia Issue Safety Recall for 3.4 Million Vehicles

    Hyundai and Kia, sister companies in the automotive industry, have issued an urgent safety recall for nearly 3.4 million vehicles manufactured between 2010 and 2018. The reason for this recall is a faulty hydraulic component that has the potential to leak fluid and cause a fire.

    The recall by Kia, designated with the number 23V-651 by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), includes 1,730,192 vehicles. However, Kia estimates that only approximately 1% of these vehicles are affected. On the other hand, Hyundai’s recall, assigned with the number 23V-652, involves 1,642,551 vehicles, with a similar estimate that 1% of the total vehicles are at risk of fire.

    The recall includes several models from both Hyundai and Kia. The full list of affected cars can be found below. It is important to note that Hyundai has stated it is safe to continue driving the vehicles but recommends parking them outdoors and away from structures.

    To fix the problem, owners of the affected vehicles will be notified by mail starting in November 2023. They will need to take their cars to a dealership, where a technician will replace the ABS system fuse in Hyundai vehicles and install new fuses with lower amperage in Kia vehicles.

    This recall underscores the importance of promptly addressing safety issues to ensure the well-being of car owners and minimize the risk of accidents or fires.

    List of vehicles included in the recall:
    – 2012-2015 Hyundai Accent
    – 2012-2015 Hyundai Azera
    – 2011-2015 Hyundai Elantra
    – 2013-2015 Hyundai Elantra Coupe
    – 2014-2015 Hyundai Equus
    – 2011-2015 Hyundai Genesis Coupe
    – 2013-2015 Hyundai Santa Fe
    – 2013 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport
    – 2010-2013 Hyundai Tucson
    – 2015 Hyundai Tucson Fuel Cell
    – 2011-2015 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid
    – 2012-2015 Hyundai Veloster
    – 2010-2012 Hyundai Veracruz
    – 2010-2019 Kia Borrego
    – 2014-2016 Kia Cadenza
    – 2010-2013 Kia Forte and Forte Koup
    – 2015-2018 Kia K900
    – 2011-2015 Kia Optima (manufactured in South Korea)
    – 2012-2013 Kia Optima (manufactured in Georgia)
    – 2011-2013 Kia Optima Hybrid
    – 2012-2017 Kia Rio
    – 2011-2014 Kia Sorento
    – 2011-2013 Kia Soul
    – 2010-2013 Kia Sportage
    – 2010 Kia Rondo
    – 2011 Kia Rondo

    – NHTSA: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
    – ABS: Anti-lock Braking System

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