Because an electronic controller in an oil pump can overheat and catch fire, Hyundai and Kia are advising the owners of almost 92,000 automobiles in the U.S. to park them outside.
The vehicles are being recalled by the connected Korean automakers, who are also advising owners to park them away from buildings while repairs are being completed.
A few 2023 and 2024 Hyundai Palisades, as well as a few 2023 Tucson, Sonata, Elantra, and Kona vehicles, are included in the recalls. The 2023 Soul and Sportage, as well as some 2023 and 2024 Seltos vehicles, are among the Kias that are affected.
The firms claim in documents made public on Thursday by US safety regulators that a capacitor on a circuit board in the transmission oil pump assembly may have been harmed during manufacturing by the supplier.
That might result in a short circuit and raise the possibility of a fire. According to Kia, there have been six reports of components melting but no fires or injuries.
Hyundai claims that four “thermal incidents” occurred without any injuries. Dealers will check the oil pump controller and, if necessary, replace it. On September 25, letters will be delivered to Hyundai owners. Kia will begin notifying owners on September 28.