Hyundai has announced that it will be recalling another 471 000 SUVs after an initial recall in September 2020. The recall was instated after an electrical short issue in its SUVs was detected, and this raised safety concerns as it may cause a fire in vehicles.
The extension of the recall covers certain models, including models from years 2016 through 2018 and additional 2020 and 2021 Hyundai Tucson SUVs. The computer in question handles antilock braking. According to the automaker, the computer could malfunction internally and cause an electrical short that could lead to a fire.
The recall does not apply to Tucson’s that are fitted with the Hyundai Smart Cruise Control feature. Hyundai confirmed the expanded recall on Friday as part of its continued investigation into the issue. The automaker is aware of a dozen fires, but no injuries related to the recall issue have been reported.
Those who own a Tuscon can check if their vehicle is part of the recall here. You will need to know your vehicle identification number, which is typically found on the doorframe or small plaque on the dash.