March 29, 2021 | Washington, DC
Owners of select Hyundai and Genesis vehicles listed below should park their cars outside and away from homes, other structures and other flammable materials such as vegetation until their vehicles have been repaired, due to new and separate recalls for the risk of fire.
ABS Module Malfunction
Hyundai issued safety recalls (NHTSA IDs: 21V-160 and 21V-161) this month for Model Year 2015-2016 Hyundai Genesis, 2017-2020 Genesis G80 and 2019-2021 Genesis G70 vehicles. The anti-lock brake system modules could malfunction internally and cause an electrical short over time, potentially resulting in an engine compartment fire while parked or driving. These vehicles were produced from February 21, 2014, through January 17, 2020, by Hyundai in South Korea for sale in the U.S. market.
Until these recalled vehicles have been repaired, the safest place to park them is outside and away from homes and other structures.
Battery Cell Short Circuit
Hyundai also issued a safety recall (NHTSA ID: 21V-127) this month for select 2019-2020 Hyundai Kona Electric and 2020 Hyundai Ioniq Electric vehicles. An electrical short internally within the Lithium-Ion battery cells increases the risk of a fire while parked, charging and/or driving.
Until these recalled vehicles have the interim action completed, the safest place to park them is outside and away from homes and other structures.
Vehicle owners can visit NHTSA.gov/recalls and enter their 17-digit vehicle identification number to see if their vehicle is under recall. If it is, vehicle owners should call their nearest dealership immediately to schedule a free interim repair.
Owners can also download NHTSA’s new 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.