Hyundai recalls 390,000 cars due to fire risk

Hyundai has announced that it is recalling 390,000 Elantra, Kona, Santa Fe Sport and Veloster because of the risk of engine fire, with the company asking car owners to park their cars outdoors and away. from other cars, until the repair work is done.

The recall affects 203,000 Santa Fe Sports from 2013 to 2015, as brake fluid may leak into the ABS unit, causing a short circuit that could cause a fire. To date, there have been 18 fires from this problem, but no one was injured.

Also recalled are 187,000 Elantra production 2019 – 2020, Kona and Veloster production 2019 – 2021, equipped with the 2.0-liter engine, whose piston o-rings may not have undergone proper heat treatment and are harder than they should be , which can cause damage to the engine (scratches on the cylinder), oil leakage and the possibility of fire.

To date, Hyundai is aware of 5 fires caused by this defect, with the company inspecting the cars to be recalled and where it deems it will replace the engine. It will also install piston noise detection software.

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