Hyundai recalls nearly 500 thousand Hyundai Elantra carsFebruary 11, 2020
The automaker is forced to hold a service campaign affecting the fourth-generation Hyundai Elantra model.
Hyundai is recalling its fourth-generation Elantra in the U.S. This is stated in the message of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). The review included Elantra cars from 2006-2011 and Elantra Touring from 2007-2011, whose ABS modules can cause an electric short circuit, which can lead to a fire.
The description of the defect says that “the anti-lock braking system module remains energized when the car is plugged in,” so “if moisture enters the electrical circuit,” “a short circuit may gradually occur.” Since the safety system remains constantly on, there is an increased risk of engine compartment fire. Faulty components manufactured by Hyundai Mobis in Korea were installed in 429,686 copies of the Elantra.
During the repair, technicians will install a new relay that will turn off the electricity to the ABS module when the ignition is turned off. At the same time, owners who have carried out repairs themselves will be reimbursed for all expenses.
Both dealers and owners of the aforementioned car will be officially notified of the beginning of the service campaign in early April. The recall is expected to begin on April 3.
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