Hyundai recalls 471,000 more SUVs, tells owners to park outside

Cornelia Mascio
Gennaio 11, 2021

Hyundai is adding about 471,000 SUVs to a September US recall for an electrical short in a computer that could cause fires.

Hyundai is also recommending owners park their vehicle outdoors, and away from other vehicles or structures, until the recall repairs have been completed.

In Canada, the recall affects 144,700 Hyundai Tucson models built between 2016 and 2021, but does not affect vehicles equipped with Smart Cruise Control (SCC).

The seriousness of the possible fault can be ascertained from several USA media reports which inform that certain cars may be having an electrical short in the on-board computers which could - in some cases - cause fire. That can lead to a fire.

Hyundai is continuing to investigate the recall, as it is part of an ongoing issue. So far, Hyundai is aware of a dozen fires that have resulted from the problem, but has not reported any injuries.

Back in September, Hyundai had recalled around 180,000 Tucson units and had said that corrosion may cause a short circuit in faulty anti-lock brake system and that this could cause a fire even with the engine off.

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