Hyundai recalled about 95,000 vehicles due to an issue with the car’s component that could short circuit and lead to a fire.
The particular car units being recalled are the following:
- Genesis G80 (2015 – 2020 models)
- Genesis G70 (2019 – 2021 models)
It is estimated that the G80 models that will be recalled are over 94,500 units.
Meanwhile, the G70 variants that will be recalled are over 500 units.
Genesis is part of the luxury division offered by Hyundai Motor Group.
Hyundai Motor Group also owns Hyundai and Kia. Since the three brands are under the same company, they usually share the same designs for their cars.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) issued a safety recall report to notify users about the risks of using the cars to be recalled.
The Genesis G70 and G80 vehicles potentially can cause a fire because of a faulty anti-lock braking system (ABS).
The ABS can short circuit, which can lead to a fire and cause accidents for drivers.
Hyundai states that they will need to replace a fuse to repair the car and prevent fires.
The company has advised car owners to park their vehicles outside.
It is also advisable to park them away from structures that can potentially catch fire.
The NHTSA notifies vehicle owners to be alert and look for short circuit or fire signs when using their cars.
Possible early symptoms include smoke, lights on their dashboard for battery or engine check, and a burning smell.
Car Recall Process
Owners of the affected car models are advised to immediately bring their vehicles to the nearest dealers to be repaired.
The Hyundai dealership will be for replacing the affected ABS fuse.
The company will shoulder all expenses related to the repair of the faulty ABS.
The company plans to start informing customers about the recall and repair in May 2021.
Related Car Recalls
The recent car recall issued was the first recall for the Genesis brand.
However, Hyundai and Kia, both under Hyundai Motor Group, issued multiple recalls in 2020 due to potential fire risk.
The recalls were due to different faulty components, including fuel leaks, oil leaks, and faulty oil pans.
In March 2021, the company also acknowledged paying the settlement for five class action lawsuits against them.
The cases were filed due to an alleged faulty engine that could also cause fires.
Kia has also issued a recall for their car units the same month.
Around 380,000 vehicle units were recalled due to an issue with the braking system that could also lead to fires.
The vehicle models that were recalled are under the Cadenza and Sportage line.
Aside from this, the NHTSA is also conducting an ongoing investigation regarding the 3,000 reports filed against the company.
The reports were about vehicle fires encountered by drivers using car models from Hyundai and Kia.
The particular variants reported were the Kia Souls (2010 – 2015), Kia Optimas and Sorentos (2011 – 2014), and Hyundai Santa Fe and Sonata (2011 – 2014).
Editor’s Note on Hyundai Genesis Recall Over Fire Hazards:
This article is published to inform you of the latest car recall for Genesis vehicles, Hyundai’s luxury brand.
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