Hyundai is adding about 471,000 SUVs to a September recall in the United States for an electrical short in a computer that could cause fires. And the company is warning owners to park SUVs outside until they are repaired.
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The latest recall covers certain Hyundai Tucson SUVs from the 2016 to 2018 and 2020 to 2021 model years. The vehicles are equipped with anti-lock braking system computers that may internally malfunction and cause an electrical short. It may cause a fire.
Tucsons equipped with Hyundai’s Intelligent Cruise Control feature will not be recalled.
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Hyundai said on Friday the recall was part of an ongoing investigation into the issue. The company said it is aware of a dozen fires, but no injuries related to the recalled vehicles.
Owners will be notified at the end of February to take their SUV to a dealership, who will replace a fuse on the computer. They can enter their vehicle identification number at http: www.hyundaiUSA.com/recalls to see if their vehicles are affected.
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In September, the South Korean automaker recalled around 180,000 Tucson SUVs from the United States from 2019 to 2021 to address the same issue. The company says corrosion can cause faulty anti-lock brake circuits to short, which can lead to a fire even if the engines are stopped.