According to CNET, water can enter into the vehicles’ anti-lock brake module, causing an electrical short circuit and possibly cause a fire. A fire may even occur when the vehicle is not running.
The planned fix for the short will consist of dealers installing a relay in the vehicles’ main fuse panel which will eliminate the possibility of the ABS module shorting while the vehicles are off. Hyundai will offer the repair at no cost to customers, but it is unclear if this will resolve shorts that occur when the vehicles are on.
Affected owners can expect the recall to begin around February 23.
The recall affects the following vehicles:
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