NHTSA Launches Probe into Hyundai and Kia Recalls

Reporting of potential fires from leaking brake fluid has continued since 2017, affecting over 6 million vehicles.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is reviewing 16 different recalls by Hyundai and Kia automakers which include more than 6 million vehicles in the United States.

In September, the NHTSA announced the “park outside” recall of over 3 million Hyundai and Kia vehicles due to brake fluid leaks that could potentially cause fires from electrical shorts. Since 2017, Hyundai acknowledged in September the reports of 21 fires with just as many other “thermal incidents,” and Kia has had at least 10.

The agency will evaluate the Korean automakers’ decision-making “and adherence with reporting requirements and understanding the varying defect descriptions and remedies between these recalls.” 

The automakers’ dealerships are replacing antilock braking system modules or hydraulic electronic control units produced by Mando of South Korea. Owners may check the status of recalls for their vehicles by entering the VIN on the NHTSA site.

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For NHTSA officials as they review the adherence to recall regulations and reporting requirements by the automakers.
  • For Acting Administrator Ann Carlson as she heads the NHTSA.
  • That Americans who own the affected vehicles avail themselves of the recall repairs and avoid potential fires.

Sources: Washington Examiner, Fox News, Auto News, Reuters


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