Hyundai Motor Company Australia Pty Ltd — Hyundai Santa Fe MY2006-2009
What are the defects?
Due to a manufacturing error, an electronic control circuit board in the Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS) module will short circuit when the components are exposed to moisture.
What are the hazards?
There is a risk of an engine compartment fire, even when the vehicle is turned off, as the circuit is constantly powered. This could increase the risk of an accident, serious injury to vehicle occupants, other road users and bystanders, and damage to property.
The short circuit does not affect the functioning of the brake system.
What should consumers do?
Affected vehicles need to be parked in an open space and away from flammable materials and structures, that is, not in a garage.
Owners of affected vehicles will be contacted by Hyundai Motor Company Australia and asked to contact an authorised Hyundai dealership to have a relay kit installed on the circuit board. This prevents the power surge and eliminates the risk of fire. This repair will be conducted free of charge. Parts expected to become available from July 2020.
Affected owners can find their nearest dealer by visiting https://www.hyundai.com.au/dealer
For further information, consumers can contact Hyundai's Customer Care Centre on 1800 186 306.
Authorised Hyundai dealers