Own a Hyundai Palisade, Kia Telluride, 2020 thru 2022. Park it away from your home. It may catch fire!

Owners of some Hyundai and Kia SUVs that were recently recalled over fire risks should park them outdoors and away from homes until they are repaired, the United States Department of Transportation has said.

The South Korean automakers last week recalled thousands of Hyundai Palisade and Kia Telluride vehicles made from 2020 to 2022, citing a risk of fire while parked or driving due to a trailer hitch issue, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s website showed…

Kia said in a statement on Tuesday that six fires had been reported in model year 2020 Telluride vehicles, five of which involved “localized melting only”. The 2021 or 2022 models had no fires and were included in the recall as a precautionary measure, it added…

A Hyundai spokesperson later said there have been three confirmed Palisade fire incidents in Canada, but none in the US. The automaker is aware of eight related “melting” incidents in the US and eight in Canada, the spokesperson added, with no crashes or injuries…

“An accessory tow hitch sold through dealerships may allow moisture into the harness module, causing a short circuit,” the consumer alert said. “In some cases, an electrical short can cause a vehicle fire while driving or while parked and turned off.”

Yes, this is a very small percentage of these vehicles sold in North America. Don’t take a chance with the numbers. You would definitely hate to be the one idjit whose car set fire to his garage and home…after receiving this warning.

One thought on “Own a Hyundai Palisade, Kia Telluride, 2020 thru 2022. Park it away from your home. It may catch fire!

  1. p/s says:

    The Fire Department of New York (FDNY) has been posting about e-bike fires for more than six months. On April 21, it posted yet another plea on Instagram:
    “In the last 24 hours, FDNY Fire Marshals have determined that there were 4 accidental electrical fires caused by lithium-ion batteries in electric scooters/E-Bikes. At these four fires, a total of 12 people were injured. To date this year, there have been more than 40 fires caused by lithium-ion batteries in electric scooters/E-Bikes, resulting in 20 injuries.”

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