3rd August 2023 – (New York) Hyundai Motor and Kia announced on Thursday that they are recalling more than 91,000 newer vehicles in the United States due to potential fire risks. The recall applies to various models from Hyundai, including the 2023-2024 Palisade, Tucson, Sonata, Elantra, and Kona vehicles, as well as the 2023-2024 Seltos and 2023 Kia Soul and Sportage vehicles. The automakers have urged owners to park their vehicles outside and away from structures until the necessary repairs have been completed.
The recall has been initiated due to the possibility that electronic controllers for the Idle Stop & Go oil pump assembly may contain damaged electrical components, which can cause the pump to overheat and potentially lead to a fire. The automakers have taken this issue seriously and are advising owners not to park their vehicles in enclosed or tight spaces pending repairs.
The recall process involves dealers inspecting and replacing the electric oil pump controller as needed. According to the automakers, the repairs will be carried out at no cost to the owners. Affected customers are advised to contact their local dealerships for further information on the recall and to schedule a repair appointment as soon as possible.
Hyundai and Kia have stated that they take the safety of their customers seriously and are committed to resolving the issue as quickly as possible. The recall is part of their efforts to ensure the safety of their customers and to maintain the quality of their vehicles.