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Hyundai, Kia to Recall 570,000 Vehicles in US over Fire Risk

Written: 2023-03-24 08:36:24Updated: 2023-03-24 09:52:28

Hyundai, Kia to Recall 570,000 Vehicles in US over Fire Risk

Hyundai Motor and sister company Kia Motors announced that they will recall more than 570-thousand vehicles in the United States over fire risks.

According to the announcement on Thursday, the automakers will recall 571-thousand vehicles over the risk that a short circuit in the tow hitch harness may start a fire when parked indoors.

The firms urged owners to park outside and away from structures until getting repairs.

The models subject to the recall are 2022-2023 model year Hyundai Santa Cruz, 2019-2023 Santa Fe, 2021-2023 Santa Fe Hybrid, 2022-2023 Santa Fe Plug-in Hybrid, and 2022-2023 Kia Carnival.

Hyundai said that it is aware of six incidents potentially related to the recall, including one fire, while Kia said that it has no reports of fire.

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