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Hyundai issues major recall of models sold between 2009 and 2018

Several automobile recalls have been issued in recent weeks. Nissan recalled the Ariya for steering issues, Tesla issued a recall for its FSD self-driving system, and Toyota recalled the 2021 RAV4 Primes for a sudden loss of power from the hybrid system. It is now the turn of the manufacturer Hyundai to issue a major recall due to a problem in the braking system.

A safety recall

The problem mainly affects the brake lines. Over time, the pipes could corrode. If any of the brake lines are affected by this issue, they could break and leak brake fluid. A fluid leak could then lead to a reduction in braking force. The lower the braking force, the greater the stopping distances. It is therefore to avoid increasing the risk of accident that the manufacturer Hyundai has issued a recall of 7 different models marketed in the country.

2016 Hyundai Santa Fe
Photo provided by: Hyundai

In total, almost 300,000 vehicles are affected by the safety recall. Moreover, many of these vehicles are no longer offered in the manufacturer’s catalog. Here is a small table that identifies the models affected by the recall and their year of production:

Model Affected Model Years
Elantra 2011 to 2016
Equus 2011 to 2016
Genesis 2009 to 2014
Genesis Coupe 2010 to 2016
Santa Fe 2013 to 2018
Tucson 2010 and 2011
Veloster 2012 to 2017

To correct the situation, recalled owners should take their vehicle to an authorized manufacturer’s dealership. Once there, the mechanics will visually inspect the underbody of the vehicles and check the brake lines. Once the inspection is done, the mechanics will apply an anti-corrosion treatment to certain parts of the braking system and replace the lines if necessary.

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2014 Hyundai Genesis
Photo provided by: Hyundai

Kia is also issuing an important recall

We learned today that Kia is also issuing a safety recall. Unlike Hyundai’s recall, Kia’s only affects one model in its lineup, the Kia K5. The problem affects the side airbags of K5s sold between 2021 and 2023. These airbags may not have been installed correctly, which could cause the airbags to deploy incorrectly in the event of an accident. Kia will therefore inspect the side airbags and reinstall them correctly if necessary. In the United States, more than 180,000 K5 sedans are affected by this situation. In Canada, only 2,593 vehicles will have to go through an authorized Kia dealership.

Finally, owners of vehicles affected by one of the two recalls will receive a notice by mail. However, it is possible to check if your vehicle is one of the affected vehicles by visiting one of the following links: hyundaiKia

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