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Hyundai recall: 560k vehicles recalled due to fire risk


Hyundai Motor America (Hyundai) is recalling certain 2019-2023 Santa Fe, 2021-2023 Santa Fe HEV, 2022-2023 Santa Fe Plug-in HEV and Santa Cruz vehicles potentially equipped with a tow hitch harness installed as original equipment, or purchased as an accessory through a Hyundai dealership. For this Hyundai recall, water 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 their vehicles outside and away from structures until the remedy is completed. As an interim repair, dealers will inspect the tow hitch module and remove the fuse, as necessary, free of charge. Once the final repair is available, dealers will install a new fuse and wire extension kit. Repairs will be performed free of charge. Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed May 2023. Owners may contact Hyundai customer service at 1-855-371-9460. Hyundai’s number for this recall is 244. This recall is an expansion of previous recall number 22V-633.

The Hyundai Santa Fe and Santa Cruz have previously been recalled for a loss-of-power risk. If you own a 2019 – 2023 Santa Fe or 2022 – 2023 Santa Cruz, be sure to consult the NHTSA recalls portion of the website and type in the specific VIN of your truck to see if this current recall applies to your vehicle.

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: 23V181000
Manufacturer Hyundai Motor America
Potential Number of Units Affected 567,912

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


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