On Friday, Hyundai Motor Co. and its subsidiary Kia Corp. declared that they will be recalling over 91,000 recently-released vehicles in the United States due to fire risks. They have sent their recall reports to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).
They have advised customers to park the affected vehicles outside and far away from any structures until the defective part is fixed. According to the South Korean carmakers, the electronic controller for the Idle Stop & Go oil pump assembly may have damaged electrical components that can cause the pump controller to overheat, which could lead to a fire.
The Hyundai recall covers Palisade vehicles from the 2023-2024 model years, Tucson, Sonata, Elantra and Kona vehicles from the 2023 model year, and Seltos vehicles from the 2023-2024 model years. The Kia recall covers Soul and Sportage vehicles from the 2023 model year.
Dealers will inspect and replace the electric oil pump controller for free, as needed, the companies said.