Hyundai Australia is recalling 19,541 examples of its ix35 model due to a potential fire hazard in the braking system.
The manufacturing defect is said to affect ix35s built between 2014 and 2015.
According to the Department for Infrastructure, which issued the recall notice, the circuit board in the anti-lock braking system (ABS) module can short-circuit when the components are exposed to moisture – which could result in a vehicle fire. It can even catch fire in the car. Closed.
It is worth noting that this problem does not affect the actual function of the brakes, but could increase the risk of serious injury or death to the occupants of the vehicle, road users and co-occupants in a vehicle fire, and/or Property may be damaged.
A list of VINs for affected vehicles is available. Here.
Affected vehicles should be stored in an open area, not in a garage, and away from flammable materials and structures.
Owners are advised to stop driving and contact their local Hyundai dealer if their vehicle displays an engine warning light.
Hyundai will contact owners in writing and ask them to make an appointment with their preferred authorized Hyundai dealership for a free ABS inspection and fix.
Alternatively, Hyundai can be contacted on 1800 186 306.