Are You Driving a Potential Wicked Fireball in Montana

Let me preface this by saying that I love summer and that I am not ready for it to be over.  There is plenty of golf left to be had.  I am on the other hand ready for this month of September to be over.  Let's just call it the month of recalls.

If you aren't keeping track, there have been several over the last few weeks that have affected us in Montana:

  1. Cheese wrappers causing havoc
  2. Misbranded frozen pizza trying to make us sick
  3. Cakes that are worse than fruit cakes at the holidays
  4. Ice cream causing listeria

Who Had Giant Fireball on Their Bingo Card for the Month?

If you drive a Kia or Hyundai, you might already know about this recall through your respective dealer.  However, if your automobile is purchased afterwards, you may not receive notification.

The US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has issued a recall for over 3.4 million vehicles from these two automakers.  According to them, the vehicles have:

an anti-lock brake control module in recalled vehicles can leak fluid and cause an electrical short, which can touch off a fire whether the cars or being driven or are parked.

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Which Models Are Affected in the Hyundai and Kia Recalls?

In issuing the recall, the USNHTSA has recommended the following models be repaired:

Affected Kia models include the 2010 through 2019 Borrego, the 2014 to 2016 Cadenza, 2010 through 2013 Forte, Forte Koup and Sportage, the 2015 to 2018 K900, the 2011 to 2015 Optima, the 2011 to 2013 Optima Hybrid and Soul, the 2012 to 2017 Rio, the 2011 to 2014 Sorento, and the 2010 to 2011 Rondo.

For Hyundai, these are the models being recalled:

2011 to 2015 Elantra, Genesis Coupe, and Sonata Hybrid, the 2012 to 2015 Accent, Azera, and Veloster, the 2013 to 2015 Elantra Coupe and Santa Fe, the 2014 to 2015 Equus, the 2010 to 2012 Veracruz, the 2010 to 2013 Tucson, the 2015 Tucson Fuel Cell, and the 2013 Santa Fe Sport.

Automakers are recommending that owners park their vehicles outside of garages, and away from structures until the problem is resolved.  Most dealerships are able to remedy the problem with a fuse replacement.  The cars are still drivable, at least according to Hyundai officials.

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