Recall alert: Hyundai recalls 430K cars due to engine fire potential

Hyundai recalls 430K cars because of engine fire potential

Hyundai has issued a recall that affects almost 430,000 cars.

The recall affects some 2006 to 2011 Elantras and 2007 to 2011 Elantra Touring vehicles, The Associated Press reported.

It was issued because water can get into a computer that controls the antilock brake system. The water can cause a short and potentially an engine fire that could happen even when the cars are off.

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But the threat of the fire is small and owners do not need to park outside, the company told the AP.

The recall officially begins April 3 and dealers will install a relay in the car’s junction box to prevent short circuits, the AP reported.

FILE - This Feb. 14, 2019 file photo shows the Hyundai logo on a 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe SUV on display at the 2019 Pittsburgh International Auto Show in Pittsburgh. Hyundai is recalling nearly 430,000 small cars because water can get into the antilock brake computer, cause an electrical short and possibly an engine fire. The latest recall covers certain 2006 through 2011 Elantra and 2007 through 2011 Elantra Touring vehicles.
FILE - This Feb. 14, 2019 file photo shows the Hyundai logo on a 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe SUV on display at the 2019 Pittsburgh International Auto Show in Pittsburgh. Hyundai is recalling nearly 430,000 small cars because water can get into the antilock brake computer, cause an electrical short and possibly an engine fire. The latest recall covers certain 2006 through 2011 Elantra and 2007 through 2011 Elantra Touring vehicles. (Gene J. Puskar/AP)