The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration today issued a Consumer Alert to Hyundai and Genesis owners because of fires caused by a computer control module. Hyundai issued safety recalls (NHTSA IDs: 21V-160 and 21V-161) this month for Model Year 2015-2016 Hyundai Genesis, 2017-2020 Genesis G80 and 2019-2021 Genesis G70 vehicles.
The anti-lock brake system modules could malfunction internally and cause an electrical short over time, potentially resulting in an engine compartment fire while parked or driving. “Until these recalled vehicles have been repaired, the safest place to park them is outside and away from homes and other structures,” NHTSA said.
Hyundai also issued a safety recall (NHTSA ID: 21V-127) this month for select 2019-2020 Hyundai Kona Electric and 2020 Hyundai Ioniq Electric vehicles. An electrical short internally within the Lithium-Ion battery cells increases the risk of a fire while parked, charging and/or driving. “Until these recalled vehicles have the interim action completed, the safest place to park them is outside and away from homes and other structures,” NHTSA warned again.
NHTSA encourages all consumers to report any safety concerns online or by calling our Vehicle Safety Hotline (Toll-Free: 1-888-327-4236 / Hearing Impaired (TTY): 1-800-424-9153).