Recall Alert: Hyundai's Popular Sante Fe Faces Risk of Fire
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Hyundai has recalled its Sante Fe SUVs from 2013 to 2015. A faulty part in its anti-lock brake system (ABS) has already caused 18 fires. The company has encouraged all affected owners to park their vehicles away from structures until the matter can be resolved.
This is the second time Hyundai has recalled this model because of this issue. Sante Fes from 2015 to 2017 were already recalled in September of last year. Combined, these recalls could affect over 300,000 vehicles.
Find out the details of the recall and how to check if your vehicle is part of it below.
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The problem with some Hyundai Sante Fe model years
Hyundai has recalled the Sante Fe because of a fault in its ABS module that can cause brake fluid to leak, leading to a potential short circuit and fire in the engine compartment.
According to Consumer Reports, “owners may notice smoke coming from the engine compartment, a burning or melting odor, and an illuminated ABS or check-engine light on the vehicle’s dashboard” before a fire starts. The malfunction can cause a fire while the vehicle is driving or parked.
How to check if your vehicle is recalled
If your vehicle was part of either of these recalls, a notification should be sent to you by the end of June.
But you don’t have to wait till then. To find out right away, call Hyundai at 1-800-633-5151 or check these campaign numbers on NHTSA’s website:
- 21V303 (vehicles from 2013-2015)
- 20V520 (vehicles from 2015-2017)
If your vehicle is part of the recall, you’ll need to bring it to a dealership. Hyundai will check and, if necessary, replace your ABS module. The dealership may also install a fuse with a lower amperage to prevent any short circuit. Any of these repairs will be free of charge.
Why you should check for and participate in recalls
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If you’re buying a used vehicle or you’ve owned a vehicle for a few years, it’s a good idea to check to see if any recalls have been issued for it. Vehicle recalls are common and are never issued without reason.
Recalls can cost automakers a lot of money, so if a recall has been issued, it’s a serious issue that needs to be addressed. Participating doesn’t cost you anything and keeps you and your family safe.
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