Hyundai recalls 471k SUVs amid fears of short circuit in the US
New Delhi : Hyundai has recalled its 471,000 SUVs in the US amid fears of short circuit due to a technical fault in the electrical system to park these vehicles outside and in open spaces just in case there is an incident related to fire.
The seriousness of the matter can be judged from the reports from several US media outlets which informed that the cars are prone to short circuit in the on-board computers which could - in some cases - cause fire.
The company is recalling its Tucson models which were made between 2016 and 2018, and 2020 to some even made this year. Associated Press reports that Tucson SUVs equipped with Smart Control Cruise feature are not part of the list.
Hyundai, on its part, has explained that the recall drive is to ensure safety of the passengers in the car. They acknowledged that there are some fire related incidents but no person has been injured in the incidents related to this.
Back in September, Hyundai had recalled around 180,000 Tucson units and had said that corrosion may cause a short circuit in faulty anti-lock brake system and that this could cause a fire even with the engine off.