Hyundai is recalling over 26,000 Velosters built between 2012 and 2013 because their parking sensors could short out, increasing the risk of fire.
A recall posted on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s website says “highly conductive fluid” can seep into the Veloster’s reverse parking sensor module, shorting out the system and posing a fire hazard. .
A total of 26,169 Velosters built between 2012 and 2013 are affected, according to the reminder. Although there are no reports of accidents or injuries, Hyundai has received five reports of fires related to the issue, according to consumer reports.
Fortunately, there is already a cure in place. Dealers will replace the reverse parking assist sensor fuse on affected vehicles free of charge. Owners should receive mail notifications alerting them to the issue on April 29. If you think your car may be affected, go to the NHTSA website and type in your VIN.
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