The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) announced the recall of 281,447 Kia and Hyundai vehicles on the American market due to the risk of fire. Hyundai Palisade, produced from April 10, 2019, to May 30, 2022, as well as Kia Telluride, produced from January 9, 2019, to August 12 this year, will be sent for repair. The recall campaign will begin in October, but for now, Korean automakers are looking for the cause of the malfunction and ways to fix it.
Several cases of ignition of these models are known. So, in Canada, three Hyundai Palisade fires were recorded, and six Kia Telluride also caught fire, but in which country, is not specified.
Meanwhile, for Hyundai Palisade, this is not the only upcoming recall: crossovers for the American market have a problem with windshield wipers that work intermittently or do not function at all. In October 123 thousand Palisade owners will be invited to service centers to eliminate the defect.
In the summer, the American Palisade will be updated: the novelty can be distinguished from the pre-reform by the radiator grille of the new design, other bumpers, slightly upgraded optics, and square exhaust pipes instead of the previous trapezoidal ones. The engine will remain the same – this is a 3.8-liter gasoline “atmospheric” V6 with a capacity of 295 horsepower.
Source: Car and Driver