NHTSA Issues Consumer Alert: Hyundai and Genesis Recalls for Fire Risk


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2019 Genesis G70 and 2020 Hyundai Kona Electric (Credit: Hyundai) shown.

NHTSA Consumer Alert: Important Hyundai and Genesis Recall for Fire Risk

We have two important, and separate recalls to pass along to you this week - and both involve fire risks. One recall involves an anti-lock brake issue with certain Genesis models. The second involves a battery issue for certain Hyundai Kona and Ioniq Electric vehicles.

***The NHTSA says owners of select Hyundai and Genesis vehicles should park their cars outside and away from homes, other structures and other flammable materials such as vegetation until their vehicles have been repaired, due to new and separate recalls for the risk of fire.***

ABS Module Malfunction

Hyundai issued safety recalls (NHTSA IDs: 21V-160 and 21V-161) this month for Model Year 2015-2016 Hyundai Genesis, 2017-2020 Genesis G80 and 2019-2021 Genesis G70 vehicles. The anti-lock brake system modules could malfunction internally and cause an electrical short over time, potentially resulting in an engine compartment fire while parked or driving.

The NHTSA says until these recalled vehicles have been repaired, the safest place to park them is outside and away from homes and other structures.

Battery Cell Short Circuit

Hyundai also issued a safety recall (NHTSA ID: 21V-127) this month for select 2019-2020 Hyundai Kona Electric and 2020 Hyundai Ioniq Electric vehicles. An electrical short internally within the Lithium-Ion battery cells increases the risk of a fire while parked, charging and/or driving.

The NHTSA says until these recalled vehicles have the interim action completed, the safest place to park them is outside and away from homes and other structures.

p>NHTSA encourages all consumers to report any safety concerns online or by calling our Vehicle Safety Hotline (Toll-Free: 1-888-327-4236 / Hearing Impaired (TTY): 1-800-424-9153).

Earlier this month, the NHTSA issued a consumer alert for Kia Sportage and Cadenza vehicles recalled for fire risk.

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