WASHINGTON, D.C, – Owners of certain Hyundai and Genesis vehicles are being warned to “park their cars outside and away from homes, other structures and other flammable materials.”
The warning comes as separate recalls have been announced due to the risk of fire. Until the recalled vehicles have been repaired owners are encouraged to park them outside and away from homes and other structures.
ABS Module Malfunction
The recall was made because the anti-lock brake system modules can malfunction and cause an electrical short over time. That could result in an engine compartment fire while parked or driving.
The vehicles were produced from February 21, 2014, through January 17, 2020, by Hyundai in South Korea for sale in the U.S. market.
Battery Cell Short Circuit
Hyundai also issued a safety recall (NHTSA ID: 21V-127) this month for select 2019-2020 Hyundai Kona Electric and 2020 Hyundai Ioniq Electric vehicles.
The recall is because an electrical short internally within the Lithium-Ion battery cells increases the risk of a fire while parked, charging and/or driving.