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:
- Burning/melting odor
- 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.
Dealers and owners are scheduled to receive recall notices for the abs module fuse repair beginning May 7th.