Hyundai Palisade and Kia Telluride Recalled Due to Fire Risk

Due to a fire risk, Hyundai is calling back 245,030 Palisades and Kia is calling back 36,417 Tellurides.

Hyundai said that about 245,030 Palisades are affected and Kia said that about 36,417 Tellurides are affected in separate filings with the NHTSA yesterday.

Over 280,000 Hyundai Palisades and Kia Tellurides from the model years 2020–2022 are being recalled because their tow-hitch harnesses could be broken and start a fire while the SUVs are in motion or parked.

Hyundai hasn’t said that the recall has caused any fires, accidents, or injuries in the U.S

Hyundai and Kia are still finishing up plans for how to fix the problem. In the meantime, both automakers are telling owners of affected vehicles to park outside and away from buildings until the recall is fixed.

But it has been confirmed that melting has happened eight times. In the same way, Kia hasn’t reported any accidents or injuries, but it has confirmed five cases of melting and one fire.

On October 17, 2022, Hyundai plans to let dealers and owners know. Kia intends to tell dealers and owners about the recall on October 10 and 14, 2022, respectively.