Hyundai recalls SUVs for fire risk in computer

Related video from August: Kia Issue recalls that Hyundai told owners to park outside due to fire risk The automaker said some 2018 Santa Fe Sport models should be parked away from other vehicles and structures until to be repaired under the recall. SUVs have anti-lock brake computers that can malfunction and create an electrical short. This can cause the computer to overpower, increasing the risk of fire. They were not included in the more than 350,000 vehicles recalled in February for the same problem. Dealers will replace the fuse to limit current flow to the anti-lock brake module. Starting December 26, owners will be notified by mail. Hyundai said in documents released Tuesday by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration that it had four reports of vehicle engine compartment fires included in the two recalls. No injuries were reported.

Related video for August: Hyundai-Kia issue recalls telling owners to park outside due to fire hazard

Hyundai has told owners of more than 44,000 SUVs in the United States to park their vehicles outside because they could catch fire even with the engine off.

The automaker said certain 2018 Santa Fe Sport models should be kept away from other vehicles and structures until they are repaired as part of the recall.

SUVs are equipped with anti-lock brake computers that can malfunction and cause an electrical short. This can cause the computer to overpower, increasing the risk of fire. They were not included in the more than 350,000 vehicles recalled in February for the same problem.

Dealers will replace the fuse to limit current flow to the anti-lock brake module. Starting December 26, owners will be notified by email.

Hyundai said in documents released Tuesday by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration that it had four reports of vehicle engine compartment fires included in the two recalls. No injuries were reported.

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