More than 26 thousand Velosters produced by Hyundai between 2012 and 2013 are being recalled due to a potential fire hazard posed by a short circuit in the parking sensors.


The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has issued a recall for the Hyundai Veloster due to a potential fire hazard caused by a “high conductivity liquid” leaking into the vehicle’s reverse parking sensor module.

According to the recall, 26,169 Velosters produced in 2012 and 2013 are in danger. But no injuries or accidents have been reported, Consumer Reports says that Hyundai has received five reports of fires due to the issue.

Fortunately, a solution has already been implemented. If your vehicle is affected, your local dealer will repair the fuse for the reverse parking aid sensor at no cost to you. On April 29th, alert letters to owners should begin arriving in mailboxes. Visit the NHTSA website and enter your vehicle identification number (VIN) to see if your vehicle is on the list.

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