Popular Missouri Cars Recalled Because They Can Burst into Flames
There are car models that are very popular in Missouri that might be a hazard to their owners. An urgent recall has been issued by the government as owners are being advised to "park them outside" immediately.
The National Highway Transportation Safety Commission issued this urgent bulletin about specific makes and models of vehicles that are a fire risk. I've never heard of this before, but they've issued what they refer to as a "park outside" recall.
What makes and models are affected by this recall?
The recall comes from Hyundai Motor America and Kia America. They affect the following models:
2013-2015 Elantra Coupe
2011-2015 Genesis Coupe
2013-2015 Santa Fe
2013 Santa Fe Sport
2011-2015 Sonata HEV
2015 Tucson Fuel Cell
2011-2013 Forte/Forte Koup
2011-2013 Optima Hybrid
According to Insurify, many of these models are among the most popular in Missouri.
The flaw involves what the NHTSA refers to as the "anti-lock brake system module could leak brake fluid internally and cause an electrical short. An electrical short could result in significant overcurrent in the ABS module, increasing the risk of an engine compartment fire while driving or parked"
How do you find out if your vehicle is involved in this recall?
You can enter your VIN number at this NHTSA portal to find out if you need to contact your dealer for a repair. Until repairs can be completed on these models, they advise you only park them outside away from anything that could result in a fire.
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