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Hyundai, Kia recall: Nearly 500k Palisades, Tellurides recalled for fire risk

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Though this Hyundai and Kia recall was issued under two separate notifications, the recall information is essentially the same for both the Palisade and Telluride. Below we cut and paste the primary recall information from the National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration website.

Hyundai Motor America (Hyundai) and Kia America, Inc. (Kia) are recalling 2020-2022 Palisade and Telluride vehicles potentially equipped with a tow hitch harness installed as original equipment, or purchased as an accessory through a Hyundai or Kia dealership. Debris and moisture accumulation on the tow hitch harness module printed circuit board (PCB) may cause an electrical short, which can result in a fire.

A fire while parked or driving can increase the risk of injury.

Owners are advised to park outside and away from structures until the recall repair is complete. As an interim repair, dealers will inspect the tow hitch module and remove the fuse, as necessary, free of charge. The final remedy is currently under development. Owner notification letters are expected to mailed October 17, 2022, for Hyundai vehicles and October 14, 2022, for Kia vehicles. Hyundai owners may contact customer service at 1-855-371-9460. Hyundai’s number for this recall is 235. Kia owners may contact customer service at 1-800-333-4542. Kia’s number for this recall is SC247.

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 www.nhtsa.gov.

NHTSA Campaign Number: 22V633000
Manufacturer Hyundai Motor America
Components TRAILER HITCHES
Potential Number of Units Affected 245,030

NHTSA Campaign Number: 22V626000
Manufacturer Kia America, Inc.
Components TRAILER HITCHES
Potential Number of Units Affected 36,417

Editor’s note: This information was copied directly from the NHTSA website. If you have questions or concerns about this Hyundai and Kia recall, please contact Hyundai Motor America or Kia Motors America directly.

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