Faulty ABS Recall Expands for Genesis

FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif. – Hyundai Motor America has agreed to recall 552 model-year 2019-2021 Genesis G70 sedans for a faulty antilock brake system (ABS) module, the same issue which recently caused the recall of almost 100,000 Hyundai Genesis and Genesis G80 sedans.

The ABS module may malfunction resulting in an electrical short. This activity, according to the  National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) Part 573 Safety Recall Report 21V-161 could lead to an engine-compartment fire.

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“An electrical short could result in significant overcurrent in the ABS module increasing the risk of an engine compartment fire while parked or driving,” according to the report.

Customers can continue driving these vehicles with the faulty ABS module; however, Hyundai recommends parking these vehicles outside and away from structures until the recall remedy is completed.  Today’s remedy consists of replacing the ABS-module fuse with one of a lower amperage, thus limiting the operating current of the module.

Hyundai continues to investigate the root cause of the issue.

Dealers and owners are scheduled to be notified of the recall beginning May 7th.

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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.