Recall 18V026000

Electrical Short Causes Engine Compartment Fire With Car Off And Unattended

Recall Details

The anti-lock brake system module may allow water to enter inside and cause an electrical short, which could lead to an engine compartment fire. A fire can even occur with the vehicle unattended and shut off. Dealers will install a relay into the vehicle's main junction box to prevent the risk of an anti-lock brake system short circuit while the car is off free of charge to resolve the concern.

Our Quick Take

The vehicle may have an electrical short in the anti-lock brake module, resulting in an engine compartment fire. This could occur even with the vehicle shut off and unattended. This could result in serious injury.

What Should You Do?

Recall repairs on your Hyundai must be performed by a Hyundai dealership. Hyundai will notify known owners of affected vehicles beginning in February, 2018. If you do not receive a notification, but wish to check to see if your vehicle is included, please contact one of your local Hyundai dealerships. They will also check for any other incomplete recalls on your vehicle. For best results, be prepared to provide your Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) to the service department consultant you speak with. The Hyundai recall number is 172.

Electrical & Lights, January 09, 2018

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date
January 09, 2018
NHTSA Action Number
Potential Number of Units Affected
Hyundai Motor America (Hyundai) is recalling certain 2006-2011 Hyundai Azera and 2006 Hyundai Sonata vehicles. Water may enter the Anti-lock Brake (ABS) Module and result in an electrical short .
An electrical short within the ABS Module may cause an engine compartment fire, even when the car is turned off, increasing the risk of an injury.
Hyundai will notify owners, and dealers will install a relay in the vehicle's main junction box to prevent the risk of an ABS short-circuit while the car is turned off, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin February 23, 2018. Owners may call Hyundai at 1-800-633-5151. Hyundai's number for this recall is 172.
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to
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