Massive Recall From Kia Impacting Thousands Of New York Drivers
Automotive manufacturers Hyundai and Kia have issued a massive recall that is impacting over 90,000 vehicles across the county.
The car company has been dealing with several issues so far this year including videos of their vehicles being stolen and posted online.
Now they announced that they have issued a recall because an issue could end up causing a fire in the engine of certain makes and models of Hyundai and Kias.
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WHY ARE KIA AND HYUNDAI ISSUING A RECALL?
The recall was issued after officials with the companies learn that an electronic controller in an oil pump can overheat and cause fires. U.S. safety regulators stated that a capacitor on a circuit board in the oil pump assembly for the transmission may have been damaged by the supplier during manufacturing. The defect could cause a short circuit in the part and increase the risk of a fire.
WHAT VEHICLES ARE BEING RECALLED?
Over 96,000 vehicles are being recalled. They include 2023 and 2024 Hyundai Palisades, 2023 Tucson, Sonata, Elantra and Kona vehicles. Also affected Kias include the 2023 Soul and Sportage as well as some 2023 and 2024 Seltos vehicles.
WHAT DO I DO IF MY VEHICLE IS PART OF THE RECALL?
The company announced that owners of vehicles affected by the recall should park their vehicles outside and away from structures until repairs are complete. Hyundai owners affected by the recall will be notified by letter on September 25th while Kia will notify owners affected by the recall starting September 28th. If your vehicle is part of the recall, dealers will inspect and replace the oil pump controller.
HAVE THERE BEEN ISSUES THAT LEAD TO THE RECALL?
Overall there have been 10 reports of issues with the oil pump reported to Kia and Hyundai. Kia says it has six reports of melting components but no fires or injuries. Hyundai says it has confirmed four incidents and no injuries
These vehicles are not the only massive recall to happen in 2023. Check out some other major recalls that have taken place this year.
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