The recall applies to the next:
The corporate tells federal security regulators that water can get into the wiring harness for the tow hitch and trigger a brief circuit. That may ignite supplies within the harness and result in a hearth “whereas driving or whereas the automobile is parked with the ignition off.”
Recalling 571,000 Automobiles To Discover 40,000 Tow Hitches
The tow hitch in query wasn’t put in on the manufacturing unit. It’s out there by dealerships and approved third-party retailers. Which means manufacturing unit data don’t cowl which autos have tow hitches. So, the businesses are recalling “all relevant autos produced from the beginning of manufacturing (SOP) by March 13, 2023.” Solely about 40,000 even have the related half, the corporate says. However it may’t be certain which of them have it till technicians see them with their very own eyes.
It’s the newest step in an increasing Hyundai/Kia tow hitch recall. The corporate requested Hyundai Palisade and Kia Telluride homeowners to park outdoors final summer time for a similar purpose.
Sellers will test for the presence of a tow hitch. In the event that they discover one, they may take away the fuse that powers it. This can remove drivers’ capability to tow a trailer safely but additionally remove the fireplace threat.
Later, the corporate will change the wiring with a better-sealed harness.
Hyundai says it’s conscious of 1 hearth and 5 warmth injury incidents associated to the issue. Kia says it hasn’t obtained reviews of harm, however for the reason that similar half is out there for the Carnival, it needs to examine Carnival fashions out of an abundance of warning.
Recall repairs, by legislation, are free. Many vehicles are recalled, typically greater than as soon as, throughout their lifespan. Automakers attempt to contact each proprietor however don’t at all times attain all of them. Discover out whether or not your automobile has any excellent recollects with the simple VIN instrument at our recall heart.