Hyundai recalls 44,000 SUVs over computer fire risk, warns drivers to park outside

2018 Santa Fe Sport models’ anti-lock brake system can malfunction, cause an electrical surge and start a fire, even if the engine is off


By David Matthews
New York Daily News

FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif. — Hyundai is recalling more than 44,000 vehicles and warning drivers to park them outside because of a fire risk caused by the computer system.

The issue affects 2018 Santa Fe Sport models’ anti-lock brake system, which can malfunction, cause an electrical surge and start a fire, even if the engine is turned off.

In February, Hyundai recalled more than 350,000 cars for the same problem.

The automaker has received four separate reports of fires, but no injuries have been reported.

Affected drivers can have the issue repaired at a dealership.


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