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Hyundai Genesis Engine fire recall

Hyundai Genesis Engine fire recall

On March 10, 2021 the National Highway Traffic and Safety

Hyundai Genesis engine fire recall

Click on the image to download a PDF copy of the NHTSA recall 21V-160 for Hyundai Genesis engine fire

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

Burning/melting Odor
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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