Hyundai added 470,000 Tucson SUV's to electrical recall 2016-2018 and some 2020 & 2021

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This was just now on the 6 o'clock local TV WPXI news.

As per this thread title: Hyundai is adding 470,000 SUVs to a recall because of risk of electrical fire. It says Certain 2016-2018 Plus some 2020 & 2021 models.

They are at risk of having a fire caused by electrical problems. Hyundai wants owners to not drive them until they are repaired. They say it may take until sometime in February to notify all owners of the vehicles involved.

They are warning owners to park the vehicles outside until repairs can be made.

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From what I can make of this, owners should park them someplace selected to not damage anything if they go up in flames while just sitting there.
 
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Is Hyundai going to pay & push dealers to fix the affected Tuscons ASAP having techs go mobil.. fixing them on double time Sundays, too?
If Hyundai is serious, they will come up with something to get the affected vehicles fixed ASAP.

Some Hyundai dealer instead will probably take 4 times longer doing the actual recall having the tech look for additional work like checking the brake pad thickness... . which will take much longer to get the affected vehicles fixed under recall.
 
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Is Hyundai going to pay & push dealers to fix the affected Tuscons ASAP having techs go mobil.. fixing them on double time Sundays, too?
If Hyundai is serious, they will come up with something to get the affected vehicles fixed ASAP.

Some Hyundai dealer instead will probably take 4 times longer doing the actual recall having the tech look for additional work like checking the brake pad thickness... . which will take much longer to get the affected vehicles fixed under recall.
Nothing new seeing a Hyundai a dealership with 50 to 100 with some having as many as 200-300 cars waiting for new long blocks. 3.5 billion dollars worth in 8 years, add another 1.7 billion for stuff like this in there too. At least these will not take the time that a new long block takes with all the documentation and many long blocks were shortblocks with a blank head showing up and the tech had to buid the head and lap the seats. Here they have the unit they don't have testing and long documentation. Change the unit and bleed the brakes and the ABS pump ....done.
 
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I think Hyundai/Kia need to take a moment of self reflection and realize that these major safety issues can’t keep happening. The Theta II failures can result in fires, the Kia Soul catalytic converter can catch fire, and the ABS units on several models going back over a decade can also catch fire. These are serious safety concerns.
 
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I think Hyundai/Kia need to take a moment of self reflection and realize that these major safety issues can’t keep happening. The Theta II failures can result in fires, the Kia Soul catalytic converter can catch fire, and the ABS units on several models going back over a decade can also catch fire. These are serious safety concerns.


True, true indeed...

I remember watching a TV crime show a loonnnggg time ago where a guy was charged with murder of his own mother.... Well... That Ford she was in actually had a ignition switch/harness problem that could cause it to catch fire.... The car had quit running while going down the road. The son had tried restarting the car numerous times... Gave up and went walking to get assistance. The guy's mom was unable to hardly do much at all physically for herself... She was stuck in the car.

The prosecutor alleged that burn patterns in the cars carpet showed a fuel had been used to start the fire.

The defense brought forward an expert who testified about the Ford ignition switch problem causing fires. Another expert testified that the burn patterns found were not from a fuel but from melted plactic dripping down from the ignition switch and electrical harness.

The man was properly found innocent of all charges. .


It was quite an interesting show even to a teenager at the time.
 
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Any idea what the cause and fix is?

From the web...

"the SUVs now part of the recall may feature a corroding ABS brake hydraulic electronic control unit, and if the component does corrode, there may be an electrical short. The short, in turn, may ignite a fire in the engine compartment. Heat and humidity can cause the corrosion, and owners may smell a burning odor or see the ABS light illuminate if the problem starts to manifest."

"The remedy will see a lower-amperage fuse installed as well as a software update for the electronic stability control system for 2019-2021 models part of the original recall. Hyundai plans to notify owners starting this February, and drivers will need to bring their vehicles to a dealer for the fix."


So it seems in typical Hyundai fashion, instead of replacing the brake ECU with a new part that is more corrosion resistant, they are simply trying to prevent the brake ECU from shorting out if/when it does eventually corrode. They are also rolling some sort of stability control update in to the 2019-2021 models which is kind of odd (unless the ESC aggressively applies the brakes which could also lead to a short in a corroded brake ECU)...
 
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Had to change the abs on an accent a few weeks ago, didn't work and no connection with diag. Fuses all good, but as I detached the plug on the unit the burn smell became very apparent.

This was a 2012 car, so nothing new...
 
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Yup, I'm sure it's discouraging to many in the market right now, and understandably so. But I wouldn't hesitate to get another.
 
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