Hyundai Genesis Engine fire recall
On March 10, 2021 the National Highway Traffic and Safety
Administration issued a recall No. 21V-160 related to engine fires on some 2015-16 Hyundai Genesis and 2017-20 Genesis G80 vehicles produced from February 21, 2014 through January 17, 2020.
Cause of Hyundai Genesis engine fires
An internal malfunction in the anti-lock brake (ABS) module can cause an electrical short, potentially resulting in an engine compartment fire.
Symptoms of a Hyundai ABS malfunction
Check engine light or battery light
What Hyundai will do about the Hyundai engine fire issue
Until such time as replacement modules are available, Hyundai will install a lower rated fuse that will interrupt the power to the ABS module to prevent it from overheating and starting a fire. Then, Hyundai will replace the ABS module with an updated design.
Can you drive your Hyundai Genesis in the meantime?
Yes, but don’t park it inside a building in case it starts on fire.
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