Fire Risk Triggers Recall of Nearly 88,000 Hyundai Azera and Sonata Vehicles

Water may enter the Anti-lock Brake (ABS) Module and result in an electrical short

Fire Risk Triggers Recall of Nearly 88,000 Hyundai Azera and Sonata Vehicles
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January 24, 2018

Hyundai Motor America is recalling close to 88,000 model year 2006-2011 Hyundai Azera and 2006 Hyundai Sonata vehicles.

What's the problem?

On the affected vehicles, water may enter the Anti-lock Brake (ABS) Module and result in an electrical short.

An electrical short within the ABS Module may cause an engine compartment fire—even when the car is turned off. A vehicle fire could lead to serious injury or property damage.

What happens next?

Owners of the recalled Azera and Sonata vehicles will be notified by Hyundai beginning in late February 2018. Dealers will then install a relay in the vehicle's main junction box to prevent the risk of an ABS short-circuit while the car is turned off. These repairs will be completed free of charge to vehicle owners.

For further information, contact Hyundai at (800) 633-5151—reference recall number 172.