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

And the company is warning owners to park the SUVs outdoors until they are repaired.The latest recall covers certain model-year 2016 through 2018, and additional 2020 through 2021, Hyundai Tucson SUVs. The vehicles have antilock brake system computers that can malfunction internally and cause an electrical short.

PTI | Detroit | Updated: 09-01-2021 11:19 IST | Created: 09-01-2021 11:16 IST
Hyundai recalls 471K more SUVs, tells owners to park outside
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Hyundai is adding about 471,000 SUVs to a September US recall for an electrical short in a computer that could cause fires. And the company is warning owners to park the SUVs outdoors until they are repaired.

The latest recall covers certain model-year 2016 through 2018, and additional 2020 through 2021, Hyundai Tucson SUVs. The vehicles have antilock brake system computers that can malfunction internally and cause an electrical short. That can lead to a fire.

Tucsons equipped with Hyundai's Smart Cruise Control feature are not being recalled.

Hyundai said Friday that the recall comes as part of a continuing investigation into the problem. The company said it's aware of a dozen fires but no injuries related to the recalled vehicles. Owners will be notified in late February to take take their SUVs to a dealer, which will replace a fuse on the computer. In September the South Korean automaker recalled about 180,000 Tucson SUVs in the US from 2019 through 2021 to fix the same problem. The company says corrosion can cause a short circuit in defective anti-lock brake circuit boards that can cause a fire even if engines are off.

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