Hyundai and Kia vehicles Recalled after increased Risk of Engine Fires

Mechanic working on the underside of a vehicle.Shub & Johns LLC launches investigation into Hyundai and Kia vehicles that have recently been recalled for an increased risk of engine fires starting within the vehicle. Issues surrounding the anti-lock brake system (ABS) led both Hyundai and Kia to announce recalls for some of its models of vehicles and issuing warnings to drivers and owners to leave their vehicles outside.

Hyundai announced their recall of certain Hyundai vehicles that include the ABS module after 21 fires have been reported to have potentially been related to the allegedly defective anti-lock brake system. The ABS module that Hyundai uses can leak brake fluid internally, which can potentially lead to an electrical short-circuit that may cause a fire within the vehicle. Hyundai has dealt with issues surrounding ABS modules as early as 2019, leading to an investigation in 2021. Now many individuals may be worried about driving their Hyundai vehicles for fear of the risk that is now associated with their car.

Kia drivers are worried of the same fate. With an additional 1.4 million vehicles potentially being recalled, Kia owners may need to be wary of their vehicle’s engine catching fire. Though Kia’s investigations have not concluded a reason for the fires, it reportedly suffers the same engine leak issues as Hyundai vehicles.

With nearly 3.4 million vehicles being recalled in the United States between both companies, owners of the Kia and Hyundai vehicles should be on the lookout for a recall notice in November 2023:

Affected Hyundai models include:
  • 2011-2015 Elantra
  • 2011-2015 Genesis Coupe
  • 2011-2015 Sonata Hybrid
  • 2012-2015 Accent
  • 2012-2015 Azera
  • 2012-2015 Veloster
  • 2013-2015 Elantra Coupe
  • 2013-2015 Santa Fe
  • 2014-2015 Equus
  • 2010-2012 Veracruz
  • 2010-2013 Tucson
  • 2015 Tucson Fuel Cell
  • 2013 Santa Fe Sport

Affected Kia models include:

  • 2010 – 2019 Borrego
  • 2014 – 2016 Cadenza
  • 2010 – 2013 Forte
  • 2010 – 2013 Forte Koup
  • 2010 – 2013 Forte Sportage
  • 2015 – 2018 K900


  • 2011 – 2015 Optima
  • 2011 – 2013 Optima Hybrid
  • 2011 – 2013 Optima Soul
  • 2012 – 2017 Rio
  • 2011 – 2014 Sorento
  • 2010 – 2011 Rondo

If you own or drive one of the vehicles listed and have previously dealt with issues concerning the ABS or are worried of the potential risk of internal engine fires, let us know! Fill out the attached form to contact Shub & Johns today.

ABS Fire Intake Form