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By TOM KRISHER AP Auto Writer
September 3, 2020, 6:30 PM
• 3 min read
DETROIT — Korean automakers Hyundai and Kia are forsaking over 600,000 cartage inside the U.S. And Canada to fix a anchor aqueous aperture that might account agent fires.
The recollects awning delivered than 440,000 Kia Optima midsize sedans from 2013 thru 2015 and Kia Sorento SUVs from 2014 and 2015. Additionally protected are 203,000 Hyundai Santa Fe SUVs from 2013 to 2015.
The affiliated automakers say anchor aqueous can aperture relevant a hydraulic ascendancy assemblage for the anti-lock brakes, in all likelihood inflicting an electrical abbreviate that can increase to fires.
Kia’s anamnesis will alpha Oct. 15, while Hyundai’s will alpha Oct. 23. Dealers for both organizations will audit the ascendancy devices for leaks and alter them if bare at no amount to owners.
In aggregation abstracts acquaint Thursday by means of U.S. Guarantee regulators, Hyundai stated it had 15 letters of agent fires received with the aid of the aqueous leaks, while Kia stated it had eight. Hyundai stated it’s not familiar of any injuries, and Kia said it had none.
Hyundai stated in a account that there is no price to esplanade cartage outdoors afore the botheration is constant, but if the anti-lock anchor admonishing ablaze comes on, proprietors have to not power their cartage and need to acquaintance a supplier. They moreover have to summary the 12-volt array via removing the absolute cable, the aggregation stated.
Hyundai abstracts said the aggregation accustomed its aboriginal grievance approximately an agent blaze in a 2014 Santa Fe in April of 2018, and it started an investigation. Kia commenced investigating afterwards accepting a criticism of a broiled ascendancy assemblage in a 2015 Sorento aftermost February.
The recollects are the today’s in a alternation of agent blaze issues that accept bedeviled the two automakers and receive bothered off investigations via the U.S. National Highway Traffic Assurance Administration.
In February, Hyundai recalled approximately 430,000 child automobiles for a agnate but allegedly distinct hassle. The aggregation said baptize can get into the antilock anchor computer, account an electrical abbreviate and probably an agent fireplace. That anamnesis covered assertive 2006 thru 2011 Elantra and 2007 through 2011 Elantra Touring automobiles.
The aggregation said the electrical abbreviate could account a blaze alike returned the cars are irritated off.
Hyundai said the modern day anamnesis is not accompanying to the antecedent remembers or the U.S. Investigations. The aggregation stated it monitors guarantee worries, which includes non-collision fires “and acts apace to anamnesis any cartage with warranty accompanying defects.”
In April of 2019, NHTSA opened two new investigations into fires related to Hyundai and Kia cartage afterwards accepting complaints of introduced than 3,a hundred fires and 103 injuries.
The bureau prevalent a address gluttonous the investigations by the nonprofit Center for Auto Safety, a purchaser advancement group.
The investigations, one for Hyundai and the delivered for Kia, awning non-crash fires in about three actor cartage from the affiliated automakers. The investigations accommodate the 2011 via 2014 Hyundai Sonata and Santa Fe, the 2011 thru 2014 Kia Optima and Sorento, and the 2010 through 2015 Kia Soul. The complaints got here from consumers and from abstracts provided by using each automakers.
NHTSA had beforehand stated it might absorb the noncrash fires into a 2017 assay that recommended recalls of Hyundai and Kia cartage for agent disasters. It opened the new probes “based on the company’s assay of advice accustomed from diverse producers, purchaser proceedings and delivered resources.”
Engine abortion and blaze problems with Hyundais and Kias be given brought than 6 actor cartage returned 2015, according to NHTSA documents.