Hyundai recalls cars to replace faulty anti-lock brake fuse

By Doan Dung   May 17, 2021 | 03:31 pm GMT+7
Hyundai recalls cars to replace faulty anti-lock brake fuse
A Hyundai Tucson. Photo by VnExpress/Pham Trung.
TC Motor, the manufacturer of Hyundai cars in Vietnam, is recalling 23,587 Tucsons to replace their anti-lock brake fuse.

Out of the defective vehicles, 20,374 were locally assembled between August 2017 and December 2020, while the rest were imported between July 2015 and May 2020.

Drivers of the recalled cars could have seen the anti-lock brake system (ABS) warning light go on. In extreme conditions, the circuit board of the hydraulic and electronic control unit (HECU) of the ABS could be short-circuited, causing a fire in the HECU.

According to TC Motor, the current-limiting 40 amp fuse in the affected ABS fails to protect the circuit in case of overcurrent.

But no mishaps have been reported so far due to this technical fault in Vietnam, TC Motor said.

The recalled cars will have their fuse replaced with 25 amp or 30 amp fuses, and the software that operates the vehicle’s ABS and electronic stability control will be updated.

The work is expected to take half an hour.

The recall will have a validity of 30 years from May 17.

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