The 2014-15 Hyundai ix35 is the latest vehicle from the Korean brand to be recalled for an issue with the ABS module.
“Due to a manufacturing defect, the circuit board in the Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS) module may short circuit when the components are exposed to moisture,” the company says in its recall notice.
“This could result in a vehicle fire even when the vehicle is turned off.
“Note: The short circuit does not affect the functioning of the brake system.
“A vehicle fire may increase the risk of serious injury or death to vehicle occupants, other road users and bystanders, and/or damage to property.”
- A total of 19,541 vehicles are affected
- The VIN list is attached here
- The original recall notice is attached here
Hyundai advises owners to park in an open space and away from flammable materials and structures. Therefore, don’t park your ix35 in a garage, and instead leave it on the street or on your driveway.
“If your vehicle displays an engine warning light, please stop driving and contact your local Hyundai dealer,” the company adds.
Hyundai is contacting owners of all affected vehicles. If you’re one of them, you’ll need to make an appointment at a Hyundai dealership for a free inspection and repair.