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Hyundai issued a voluntary recall of hundreds of thousands of cars that may have a defect that allows water to seep into the antilock braking computer, leading to serious problems that could cause engine fires.
Automakers announced the amount of instances of actual fires were extremely low. Yet, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has been investigating several models of Hyundai vehicles over the years.
In April 2019, the NHTSA collected data that Hyundai and Kia cars totaled around 3,100 incidents of fire and 103 consumer injuries. There have been 3 official reports of fire as to date with Hyundai cars in this latest recall of vehicles.
Facts and Solutions of the Hyundai Problem
Problems with the Hyundai and Kia engine have affected over 6 million vehicles since 2015 according to the NHTSA.
Collectively, 2.4 million vehicles have been recalled for engine and brake repair.
The latest recall does not involved engine failure and is primarily concerned with water seepage issues leading to fires.
Vehicles recalled: 2006-2011 Elantra and 2007-2011 Elantra Touring.
Dealers can install a relay in the main electrical junction box to stop short circuiting.
Contact an Experienced Vehicle Defect Attorney
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, from the tires to the ignition switches, that can cause catastrophic injuries and in some cases death. If you or a loved one have been injured due to a defective part in a vehicle, contact Thomas J. Henry.
Our experienced defective vehicle 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. Our firm has offices in Corpus Christi, San Antonio, and Austin, serving clients across Texas and nationwide. Call us today for a free legal consultation — our attorneys are available 24/7, nights and weekends.