Hyundai is recalling more than 26,000 Velosters built between 2012 and 2013 over fears their parking sensors could short-circuit, increasing the risk of fire.
The recall published on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s website says “highly conductive fluid” may leak into the Veloster’s reverse parking sensor module, short-circuiting the system and posing a fire risk.
A total of 26,169 Velosters built between 2012 and 2013 are affected, the recall says. While there have been no reports of accidents or injuries, Hyundai has received five reports of fires related to the problem, according to the report User Reports.
Thankfully, there is a cure available. Dealers will replace the reverse parking assist sensor fuse free of charge in affected vehicles. Owners are expected to receive a notification in the mail informing them of the problem on April 29. If you think your car may be affected, go to the NHTSA site and enter your VIN.
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