- Hyundai note
- Kia remember
- These brands are currently affected by the recall in the USA:
- Precautionary measure
Affected vehicles have anti-lock braking system (“ABS”) modules that leak brake fluid internally and may cause a temporary electrical short circuit.
Reason: Foreign contamination in the brake fluid, such as B. Moisture, dirt and dissolved metals can affect the sealing strength of the O-ring and cause brake fluid to leak into the ABS control board.
Powered by: An electrical short can cause excessive current in the ABS module and increase the risk of an engine compartment fire while parking or driving.
A fire can occur in the engine compartment in the area where the hydraulic electric control unit (HECU) is located. Over time, it is believed that the HECU will experience an electrical short circuit, causing excessive current, thus increasing the risk of engine compartment fire while driving or parking. However, the exact cause of the short circuit is still unknown.
These brands are currently affected by the recall in the USA:
- Hyundai accent from production period March 5, 2011 to October 31, 2014 (240,589 vehicles)
- Hyundai Azera from production period November 29, 2011 to October 31, 2014 (29,232 vehicles)
- Hyundai Elantra from production period October 29, 2010 to November 13, 2014 (777,145 vehicles)
- Hyundai Elantra Coupe from the production period March 16, 2012 to October 30, 2014 (22,481 vehicles)
- Hyundai Equus from production period April 12, 2013 to October 29, 2014 (6,013 vehicles)
- Hyundai Genesis Coupe from the production period September 1, 2010 to October 31, 2014 (51,789 vehicles)
- Hyundai Santa Fe from the production period October 17, 2012 to October 31, 2014 (45,322 vehicles)
- Hyundai Santa Fe Sport from production period July 12, 2012 to June 15, 2013 (75,554 vehicles)
- Hyundai Tucson from production period December 8, 2009 to August 19, 2013 (170,402 vehicles)
- Hyundai Tucson Fuel Cell from production period April 28, 2014 to October 23, 2014 (60 vehicles)
- Hyundai Sonata Hybrid from the production period December 2, 2010 to October 31, 2014 (83,213 vehicles)
- Hyundai Veloster from production period July 2, 2011 to October 31, 2014 (116,911 vehicles)
- Hyundai Veracruz from the production period December 24, 2009 to August 9, 2012 (23,840 vehicles)
- Kia Borrego from production period November 27, 2009 to July 14, 2018 (62 vehicles)
- Kia Cadenza from the production period February 1, 2013 to January 7, 2016 (30,362 vehicles)
- Kia Forte/Forte Koup from production period August 18, 2010 to March 22, 2013 (179,051 vehicles)
- Be it K900 from the production period December 18, 2013 to October 30, 2017 (5,015 vehicles)
- Kia Optima (Hwasung) from production period August 12, 2010 to July 23, 2015 (148,753 vehicles)
- Kia Optima (Kia Georgia) from production period August 12, 2011 to July 11, 2013 (234,629 vehicles)
- Kia Optima Hybrid from the production period February 15, 2011 to December 12, 2013 (32,891 vehicles)
- Let’s go to Rio from production period June 21, 2011 to March 31, 2017 (207,746 vehicles)
- Kia Sorento from production period March 3, 2010 to June 14, 2013 (397,163 vehicles)
- Kia Soul from production period June 9, 2010 to October 2, 2013 (349,309 vehicles)
- Kia Sportage from production period May 26, 2009 to October 7, 2013 (143,615 vehicles)
- Kia Rondo from production period September 19, 2009 to July 30, 2010 (1,484 vehicles)
- Kia Rondo from production period July 21, 2010 to February 9, 2011 (112 vehicles)
(total: 3,372,743 vehicles)
Hyundai owners can continue to drive these vehicles; however, Hyundai recommends that affected vehicles be parked outside and away from buildings until the restoration is complete. All owners of affected vehicles will be notified by mail and will be instructed to take their vehicles to a Hyundai dealer for the ABS fuse to be replaced. This remedy is offered free of charge to owners of all affected vehicles, regardless of whether the affected vehicles are still covered by Hyundai’s New Vehicle Limited Warranty. In addition, Hyundai will reimburse the owners of the affected vehicles for the costs incurred to resolve the recall.
All owners of affected Kia vehicles will be notified by letter and instructed to bring their vehicles to a Kia dealer. Kia dealers are instructed to install a new fuse(s) to prevent an overload condition in the HECU circuit board. As a precautionary measure, customers are advised to park their vehicles outside and away from the premises until recovery is carried out.
At the US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), recalls can be found under case numbers 23V-651 (Hyundai) and 23V-652 (Kia).
Hyundai and Kia are recalling 3,372,743 vehicles in the United States. Affected vehicles have a risk of short-circuiting, which can cause a fire. There is currently no known record in Germany.