November 1, 2022 | Washington, DC
Hyundai Motor America has issued a new recall for certain Model Year 2018 Hyundai Santa Fe vehicles due to a risk of fire and strongly urges owners of these vehicles to park their cars outside and away from homes and other structures until their vehicles have been repaired. The Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS) module could malfunction and cause an electrical short, which could result in an engine compartment fire while parked or driving.
This new recall is in addition to the 2016-2018 Hyundai Santa Fe vehicles recalled earlier this year for the same safety defect. To date, there have been four fires in the United States associated with this defect, but no injuries.
Hyundai dealers will replace the anti-lock brake system multi-fuse FREE of charge. Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed December 26. Owners may contact Hyundai customer service at 855-371-9460. Hyundai’s number for this recall is 237.
Vehicle owners can visit NHTSA.gov/recalls and enter their 17-digit vehicle identification number to see if their vehicle is under recall. Owners can also download NHTSA’s SaferCar app for Apple or Android. Enter the vehicle, tires, car seat, or other vehicle equipment, and the app will push a notification if a recall is issued.