DETROIT (AP) — Hyundai is recalling nearly 88,000 cars in the U.S. because an electrical short in the antilock brake system could cause engine compartment fires.
The recall affects certain 2006 Sonatas and 2006 through 2011 Azeras.READ MORE: Halloween Spending Reaches All-Time High, Local Costume Shop Reaping The Benefits
Hyundai says in government documents that water can get into the antilock brake module, which can overheat and cause a fire even when the cars are turned off. It was not clear if the cars should be parked outside until repairs are made.
The company said it may provide more guidance Wednesday.READ MORE: Fort Worth Public Art | Enhancing The Quality Of Life Within Our Community
Documents show one overheated module in South Korea and one fire in the U.S., but no injuries.
Dealers will install a relay in the main electrical box to prevent a short circuit while the cars are off. The recall should begin Feb. 23.MORE NEWS: Dallas Police Department Issues Scam Alert On Spoofing
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