2015-21 Hyundai Tucson recalled for engine fire risk

If you own a 2015-21 Hyundai Tucson, don't park it in your garage. A circuit board in the ABS module could short circuit, potentially leading to a fire.

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William Stopford
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Hyundai is issuing a recall for 93,572 Tucson crossovers due to the risk of an engine compartment fire.

“Due to a manufacturing error, an electronic control circuit board in the Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS) module will short circuit when the components are exposed to moisture,” the company says in its recall notice.

“There is a risk of an engine compartment fire, even when the vehicle is turned off, as the circuit is constantly powered.”

  • A total of 93,572 vehicles are affected
  • Vehicles were available for sale from November 1, 2014 to November 30, 2020
  • The VIN list is attached here
  • The original recall notice is attached here
  • Owners can find out more information about the recall from Hyundai here

Hyundai says the short circuit doesn’t affect the functioning of the brake system though, naturally, an engine compartment fire could pose a threat to the safety of people in or near the vehicle.

The company is asking owners to park their Tucsons in an open space and away from flammable materials. Leave it on the street, then, not in your garage.

If you own an affected Tucson, Hyundai will contact you and advise you to visit a Hyundai dealership for a free fix.

Technicians will install a relay kit on the circuit board, preventing the power surge and eliminating the risk of an engine fire.

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