Hyundai and Kia recall 3.37 million vehicles over fire risk


Hyundai and Kia are recalling a combined total of 3.37 million vehicles due to fire risks associated with electrical shorts.

Hyundai is recalling 1.6 million cars because of a brake module issue, while Kia is recalling 1.7 million vehicles due to a potentially faulty hydraulic electronic control unit.

Affected Cars:


2012-2015 Accent
2012-2015 Azera
2011-2015 Elantra
2013-2015 Elantra Coupe
2014-2015 Equus
2011-2015 Genesis Coupe
2013-2015 Santa Fe
2013 Santa Fe Sport
2011-2015 Sonata Hybrid
2010-2013 Tucson
2015 Tucson Fuel Cell
2012-2015 Veloster
2010-2012 Veracruz


2010-2019 Borrego
2014-2016 Cadenza
2010-2013 Forte
2010-2013 Forte Koup
2015-2018 K900
2011-2015 Optima
2011-2013 Optima Hybrid
2012-2017 Rio
2010-2011 Rondo
2011-2014 Sorento
2011-2012 Soul
2010-2013 Sportage

The Hyundai recall is linked to a brake fluid leak that may lead to an electrical short and, in turn, a fire. The remedy is to replace the ABS fuse with one rated for lower amperage to limit the ABS module’s operating current. Kia’s recall is related to the hydraulic electronic control unit developing an electrical short, also posing a fire risk. Kia dealers will replace the HECU’s fuse with a lower-amperage one to prevent excessive current flow through the circuit board.

Both Hyundai and Kia will conduct these repairs free of charge for affected customers, with notifications set to be sent out in November 2023. If you own one of the listed vehicles, it’s advisable to park it away from structures until the necessary repairs are made. You can check if your vehicle is affected using the NHTSA recall tool or the tools provided by Hyundai and Kia.