Monday, August 29, 2022

Its Shop Time Mondays: The Hyundai Palisade And Kia Telluride Should Be Parked Outside

Tow Hitch Harness Fire While Parked or Driving

NHTSA Campaign Number: 22V633000

Manufacturer Hyundai Motor America

Components TRAILER HITCHES

Potential Number of Units Affected 245,030

Summary

Hyundai Motor America (Hyundai) is recalling 2020-2022 Palisade vehicles potentially equipped with a tow hitch harness installed as original equipment or purchased as an accessory through a Hyundai dealership. Debris and moisture accumulation on the tow hitch harness module printed circuit board (PCB) may cause an electrical short, which can result in a fire.

Remedy

Owners are advised to park outside and away from structures until the recall repair is complete. As an interim repair, dealers will inspect the tow hitch module and remove the fuse, as necessary, free of charge. The final remedy is currently under development. Owner notification letters are expected to mailed October 17, 2022. Owners may contact Hyundai customer service at 1-855-371-9460. Hyundai's number for this recall is 235.


NHTSA Campaign Number: 22V626000

Manufacturer Kia America, Inc.

Components TRAILER HITCHES

Potential Number of Units Affected 36,417

Summary

Kia America, Inc. (Kia) is recalling certain 2020-2022 Telluride vehicles potentially equipped with a Genuine Kia 4-pin tow hitch harness installed as original equipment or purchased as an accessory through a Kia dealership. Debris and moisture accumulation on the tow hitch harness module printed circuit board (PCB) may cause an electrical short, which can result in a fire.

Remedy

Owners are advised to park outside and away from structures until the recall repair is complete. The remedy is currently under development. Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed October 14, 2022. Owners may contact Kia customer service at 1-800-333-4542. Kia's number for this recall is SC247.

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