Massive vehicle recall over fire risk issued in Canada

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Published August 21, 2023 at 9:04 am

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Some 2023 Palisades are part of a large recall. Photo by Benespit

Thousands of vehicles are being recalled for a possible fire risk in the U.S. and Canada.

Hyundai issued a recall for 52,008 vehicles including certain 2023-2024 Palisade, 2023 Tucson, Sonata, Elantra, and Kona models in July, according to Kelley Blue Book.

While the majority were sold in the U.S., approximately 11,120 are in Canada, according to a Global News story.

Around 10,700, 2023 Kia Soul, Sportage vehicles in Canada are also part of a recall, according to a Reuters report from early this month.

The transmission electric oil pump for the Idle Stop & Go System in the vehicles may have been assembled with printed circuit boards that were damaged during manufacturing, Hyundai states in the recall notice.

If there is electrical heat damage within the electric oil pump assembly, there is a risk of a vehicle fire.

“Owners can continue driving these vehicles, however, out of an abundance of caution, Hyundai recommends owners to park their vehicles outside and away from structures until the recall remedy is completed,” the notice states.

If drivers smell a burning/melting odour, they should have the vehicle towed and not attempt to drive, the Reuters story noted.

There have been no reports of injuries as a result of the issue.

Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed in September.

For more information on the recall see the notice here. Or check Hyundai Canada’s recall page here.

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