The original recall involved 180,000 Tucson SUVs globally.
Involves a possible short circuit in the ABS system.
Recalled vehicles are from the 2016-18, and 2020-21 model years.
This recall first surfaced in September of last year but has since grown to include more and more vehicles. Initially, it was limited to 2019-2021 model year Hyundai Tucson but now includes models going back to 2016. The total of recalled SUVs is around 650,000.
So far, Hyundai says they are aware of a dozen fires but no injuries related to this issue. Said issue is the possibility of an electrical short in the antilock braking system’s computer that can malfunction, according to 6ABC Action News.
Corrosion would be the reason why a short circuit takes place in the defective antilock braking system. This fire hazard has prompted Hyundai to suggest that owners park their vehicles outdoors as a precaution.
Tucson owners will be notified in late February with information on the measures to take. Thankfully, Hyundai has found the fix which involves replacing a fuse on the computer. Owners will simply need to take their SUV to a dealership.