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Owners of the 3rd generation Tucson (2016-2021) are being urged to not park near anything that can burn until they have their ABS fuses replaced. If you're wondering if that's as bad as it sounds, it is. Multiple SUVs have caught on fire, both while parked and in motion, leading to a recall of nearly 800,000 vehicles.
More than 1,300 Hyundai vehicles have burst into flames, now the government wants to know why. It’s about time. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) was petitioned to look into these non-collision fires last June.
Knock, knock – there’s a major defect in the 2013 Velostar’s engine management software. A defect that manages to find a way to prematurely ignite the air/fuel mixture in 1.6-liter turbo engines. This puts way too much pressure on the cylinders resulting in knocking noises, stalling incidents, and engine fires.
Multiple State Attorneys are looking to turn up the heat on Hyundai and Kia. An increasing number of cars are going up in spontaneous flames and I’m glad to see somebody’s willing to step up and investigate.
Hyundai is recalling 120,000 Tucson SUVs because their oil pans can leak, damaging the engine or starting fires. The automaker says there’s a problem with the sealant they used for the 2011-2013 model years.
Hyundai is recalling nearly 100,000 engines with fuel tubes that were misaligned, improperly tightened, or otherwise damaged during installation. This lets gas can spray out onto hot surfaces and is the **perfect recipe for engine fires. It gets worse.
What are the odds that your car will set itself on fire without ever being involved in a collision? Much higher than you’d think, especially if you’re one of these 3 million Hyundai and Kia owners.