Massive Car Recall “Fire Fears” 3.3 Million Vehicles at Risk!

In a startling revelation, the antilock brake system in millions of Hyundai and Kia vehicles is failing, putting owners at risk of potential fires. This alarming issue affects a staggering 3.3 million vehicles across the United States, spanning various models dating back to 2010. From sedans to SUVs, the problem is widespread, with a faulty O-ring within the anti-lock brake system causing brake fluid leaks that could lead to dangerous fires due to electrical shorts.

In response to this concerning development, Hyundai and Kia have issued a recall, accompanied by a warning to owners to park their vehicles outside, away from buildings or valuable property, as a precautionary measure. This call for action comes after more than 40 incidents involving fires or fire-related incidents have been linked to this brake system malfunction.

Michael Brooks, the executive director of the nonprofit Center for Auto Safety, has expressed his frustration with the manufacturers’ delay in addressing these critical safety concerns. He questions why they are waiting until late November to notify owners when the issue has been known since mid-September. While Hyundai and Kia argue that there have been no accidents directly attributed to this problem and claim the overall risk of fire is low, Brooks remains understandably concerned.

This recall follows closely on the heels of a previous recall by these same automakers, involving nearly 100,000 new vehicles due to fire-related issues associated with an electronic controller in their oil pumps.

In addition to the fire risk, another troubling revelation has come to light regarding these vehicles. Approximately 9 million Kia cars have been identified as highly susceptible to theft this year due to a concerning vulnerability – the ability to start the vehicle with just a USB device and a screwdriver, as shockingly exposed in a series of TikTok videos.

Despite these alarming issues, Kia and Hyundai continue to maintain their sales and win over customers. These automakers have a diverse range of vehicles that appeal to a wide customer base. According to the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA), most Kia and Hyundai vehicles still maintain good overall safety ratings, adding another layer of complexity to this concerning situation.