430,000 Elantra Sedans and Wagons Recalled Over Fire Risk

Faulty ABS Module May Cause Fire

The issue lies within the ABS module, which is designed to assist with the car’s antilock braking system. On affected Hyundai Elantra vehicles, this module has been shown to short-circuit even when the engine is shut off. Before the short circuit occurs, warning signs could include an ABS warning light on the dashboard or an unusual noise.

This problem could lead to a fire, posing a clear threat to any people and property near the unattended vehicle. At this time, Hyundai is unaware of any injuries or crashes related to this issue, though multiple cars have been reported to have engine compartment fires. If your car is affected by this recall, you should bring your vehicle in to a dealership for service. Dealers will be installing a relay in the vehicle’s electrical system that will cut off power to the ABS module.

Which Models Are Affected?

Hyundai has identified 396,025 Hyundai Elantra sedans (from the 2006-2011 model years) and 33,361 Elantra Touring wagons (from the 2007-2011 model years) with faulty ABS modules. You can plug in your 17-digit identification number (VIN) on the NHTSA website to confirm if your vehicle is part of the recall. Hyundai customer service can also be reached at 1-855-371-9460.

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