2016-2018 Hyundai Tucson Models Recalled for Fire Hazards
Nearly a half-million Hyundai Tucson SUVs have been added to an ongoing recall for a dangerous defect that can result in the vehicles catching on fire.
About the Hyundai Tucson Recall
According to CNET, 427,000 2016-2018 Hyundai Tucson SUV models were recently added to an ongoing recall which began with 180,000 vehicles in September of 2020.
Initially, only 2019-2021 models were affected by this issue; however, the recall was expanded this month following new findings on older vehicles.
CNET notes that Hyundai had to file more recall notices on affected vehicles with the NHTSA for safety hazards concerning the ABS brakes and hydraulic electronic control units. An electrical short can result from the defect possibly resulting in vehicle fires.
Owners of all of these affected models (2016-2021) will receive recall notices from Hyundai in February of the recall. Owners will need to have their vehicles checked out at local dealers for repairs and software updates.
So far, Hyundai has not posted any numbers or stats on potential injuries and risk fires this recall may have caused over the years.
Vehicles Affected by the Hyundai ABS Recall
The following vehicles are affected by the Hyundai ABS recall:
- 2016 Hyundai Tucson
- 2017 Hyundai Tucson
- 2018 Hyundai Tucson
- 2019 Hyundai Tucson
- 2020 Hyundai Tucson
What to Do When Your Defective Vehicle Resulted in Injury
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