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Hyundai Recall: Electrical Short Can Cause Fires

Posted on January 13, 2021

A Hyundai recall that was initiated in September has now grown by almost 500,000 additional vehicles as a computer electrical short in certain SUVs can cause fires. As a precaution, the company is reportedly directing owners to park on the street, outside of garages, until the problem can be addressed.

The recall covers certain Hyundai Tucson SUVs with model years between 2016 through 2018 and 2020 through 2021. The antilock brake system computers on these vehicles have been linked to approximately one dozen fires, but no reported injuries. Tucsons equipped with Hyundai's Smart Cruise Control feature are not being recalled.

Owners can visit Hyundai’s website and type in their identification numbers to see if their vehicles are subject to the recall.

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