Hyundai is adding about 471,000 SUVs to a US recall in September for an electrical short in a computer that could cause fires. And the company warns owners to park SUVs outdoors until they are repaired.
The latest recall covers some models of the year from 2016 to 2018 and further from 2020 to 2021, Hyundai Tucson SUVs. Vehicles have computers with an anti-lock brake system that can malfunction internally and cause an electrical short. This can cause a fire.
Tucsons equipped with Hyundai’s Smart Cruise Control function are not recalled.
Hyundai said Friday the recall comes as part of an ongoing investigation into the issue. The company said it was aware of a dozen fires but no injuries related to the recalled vehicles. Owners will be advised in late February to take their SUVs to a dealer, who will replace a fuse on the computer. In September, the South Korean carmaker recalled approximately 180,000 Tucson SUVs in the United States from From 2019 to 2021 to solve the same problem. The company says corrosion can cause a short in faulty anti-lock brake circuit boards that can cause a fire even if the engines are off.
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- And the company warns owners to park SUVs outdoors until they are repaired. Vehicles have computers with an anti-lock brake system that can malfunction internally and cause an electrical short.
- Hyundai remembers 471,000 extra SUVs and tells owners to park outside