Hyundai & Kia Recall 281,000 Vehicles for Fires, Advise Owners to Park Outside

Hyundai and Kia have issued recalls for more than 281,000 vehicles due to concerns they can catch on fire. The automakers are also advising owners to only park the vehicles outside pending a fix.

More Than Two Dozen Fires and Melting Accidents Reported

According to Axio, the recall was announced by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NTSA) on Tuesday. The Associate Press indicates more than two dozen fires and melting accidents have been linked to the defect; fortunately, no injuries or deaths were confirmed.

The automakers say the defect is linked to the circuit board on a tow hitch accessory of the vehicles. They say the circuit boards can become contaminated by foreign material and moisture and, in turn, short circuit.

These short circuits have the capacity to spark fires within the vehicles, both while the vehicles are being driven or while they are parked and shut off.

As such, owners are told they should park their vehicles outside and away from houses, homes, and buildings to avoid potential structure fires.

A “stop sale” has been issued for affected Kia and Hyundai vehicles.

Vehicles Included in the Kia and Hyundai Recalls

The following vehicles are included in the recall:

  • Hyundai
    • 2020 Hyundai Palisade
    • 2021 Hyundai Palisade
    • 2022 Hyundai Palisade
  • Kia
    • 2020 Kia Telluride
    • 2021 Kia Telluride
    • 2022 Kia Telluride

What to Do When Your Defective Vehicle Resulted in Injury

Drivers have enough to worry about while traversing the roadways on a daily basis. When a person gets behind the wheel of a car, there is a reasonable expectation that the car is going to perform in a matter that would not put the operator’s life in jeopardy. Unfortunately, there are hundreds of vehicle recalls each year due to manufacturer defects. If you or a loved one have been injured due to a defective part in a vehicle, contact Thomas J. Henry to receive your car recall compensation.

Thomas J. Henry Law’s experienced auto recall lawyers have handled a multitude of injury claims caused by recalled vehicles. We continue to handle cases involving faulty and dangerous GM ignition switches and Takata airbags. Call our attorneys today for a free legal consultation — our lawyers for vehicle recalls are available 24/7, nights and weekends.

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