Hyundai Recalls More Than 100,000 Vehicles Due To Faulty Brake Systems

by Aryn Plax

Apr 1, 2021

Hyundai is recalling more than 100,000 Genesis vehicles because problems with the antilock brake system could cause electrical shorts and fires.

The recalls affect 2015–2016 Hyundai Genesis sedans, 2017–2020 Hyundai Genesis G80 sedans and 2019–2021 Genesis G70 sedans.

Hyundai said in documents submitted to U.S. safety regulators that the antilock brake systems modules could cause electrical shorts that result in engine compartment fires.

The systems were made by Mando, a South Korean parts supplier.

Hyundai said that owners should park outside and away from structures. Hyundai will send notifications in early May, and owners will be able to get their ABS module fuses replaced at their dealerships.

This is not the first time the antilock brake systems has caused fires in Hyundai vehicles.

A car is on fire on the side of the street.

In September 2020, Hyundai recalled more than 180,000 Hyundai and Kia vehicles for the same issue, shortly after issuing a previous recall of more than 600,000 vehicles for the risk of fires.

Source: Automotive News