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Hyundai and Kia Recall 91,000 US Vehicles Over Fire Risks, Encourage Outdoor Parking

On August 3, Hyundai Motor and Kia announced a recall of nearly 91,000 newer vehicles in the United States due to fire concerns.


The recall affects the following Hyundai models: Palisade 2023-2024, Tucson 2023, Sonata, Elantra , and Kona. Additionally, the following Kia models are affected: 2023-2024 Seltos and 2023 Kia Soul, Sportage vehicles.

The recall is being conducted due to a potential problem with the electrical controllers for the Idle Stop & Go oil pump assembly.. These controllers may contain damaged electrical components, which could lead to the oil pump overheating.

In late September, owners of impacted vehicles will be notified, and authorized dealers will inspect and repair the electronic oil pump controller if necessary.

Kia reported six instances of potentially related thermal events, but fortunately, no accidents or injuries have been reported. Similarly, Hyundai has four similar reports. The automakers informed the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration that the suspect part responsible for the issue was eliminated from production in March.

Aside from the fire risk, heat damage could produce a short circuit, affecting other onboard car controllers, according to Hyundai.

To ensure safety, owners of the affected vehicles should follow the recall instructions promptly and park their cars outdoors until the necessary repairs are completed.

What models of Hyundai are being recalled?

Hyundai models: Palisade 2023-2024, Tucson 2023, Sonata, Elantra , and Kona.

What models of Kia are being recalled?

2023-2024 Seltos and 2023 Kia Soul, Sportage vehicles.

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