ABS Module Fault Causes Recall of Certain Genesis Sedans

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FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif. – Hyundai Motor America has agreed with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) to recall 94,646 2015-2016 model year Hyundai Genesis and 2017-2020 Genesis G80 sedans due to a potential electrical short in the (antilock brake system) ABS module.

According to NHTSA Part 573 Safety Recall Report 21V-160, an electrical short could result in significant overcurrent in the ABS module increasing the risk of an engine compartment fire while parked or driving.

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The agency’s report listed three symptoms which might occur in an affected vehicle:

  1. Smoke
  2. Burning/melting odor
  3. Illumination of the malfunction indicator lamp (MIL) and/or battery light

According to Hyundai, owners can continue to drive the sedans until repaired, but should park them a safe distance from any structures.

The repair, which Hyundai will perform at no cost to the customer, is replacement of the fuse. The replacement fuse is rated at a lower amperage to effectively limit the operating current of the ABS module.

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Dealers and owners are scheduled to receive recall notices for the abs module fuse repair beginning May 7th.

Mike Geylin
Mike Geylin

Mike Geylin is the Editor-in-Chief at Hagman Media. Geylin has been in automotive communications for five decades working in all aspects of the industry from OEM to supplier to motorsports as well as reporting for both newspapers and magazines on the industry.