2015-2017 Hyundai Santa Fe recalled due to fire hazard

2015-2017 Hyundai Santa Fe recalled due to fire hazard

According to the recall notice, moisture in the car’s anti-lock braking circuit board could cause a short circuit and start a fire.


Hyundai Australia recalled 8779 instances of it 2015-2017 Hyundai Santa Fe due to a manufacturing defect that could result in a vehicle fire.

The recall affects more than a third of the 22,568 Santa Fes Hyundai sold in Australia between 2015 and 2017.

That recall notificationfiled with the Department of Infrastructure, says: “Due to a manufacturing defect, the circuit board in the anti-lock braking system (ABS) module can short out when the components are exposed to moisture.



“This could result in a vehicle fire even when the vehicle is off.

“The short circuit has no effect on the function of the braking system.

“A vehicle fire can increase the risk of serious injury or death to vehicle occupants, other road users and bystanders, and/or property damage.”



Recall notification date September 26, 2022
Make Hyundai
model santa fe
Year 2015-2017
vehicles affected 8779
VIN list click here to download the list of affected VINs
contact link click here to contact the manufacturer

A full list of vehicle identification numbers for the 8779 vehicles involved in the recall can be found here here.

According to Hyundai Australia, “Affected vehicles should be parked outdoors and away from combustible materials and structures, i.e. not in a garage.

“If your vehicle is displaying a check engine light, please stop and contact your local Hyundai dealer.



“Owners of affected vehicles will be contacted in writing by Hyundai Motor Company Australia and asked to make an appointment with their preferred authorized Hyundai dealer to have the component assessed and repaired free of charge.”

Alternatively, you can have your vehicle checked by finding your nearest Hyundai dealership by clicking on here.



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