16.05.2021, 21:09

Hyundai Thanh Cong Vietnam to recall over 23,000 faulty cars nationwide

Hyundai Thanh Cong Vietnam to recall over 23,000 faulty cars nationwide

A South Korean - Vietnamese joint venture has announced its recall of more than 23,000 Hyundai Tucson cars in Vietnam for free replacement of anti-lock brake fuses.

A total of 23,587 cars of the Hyundai Tucson model are subject to the recall, which is scheduled for May 17, 2021 to May 17, 2050, Hyundai Thanh Cong Vietnam Auto Joint Venture Joint Stock Company (HTV) said on Saturday.

They include 3,213 imported cars, manufactured from July 2015 to May 2020, and 20,374 autos that were locally assembled from August 2017 to December 2020.

The faulty cars belong to the 2.0 petrol and 2.0 diesel versions, HTV said.

Drivers of such cars may be warned by illuminated warning lights or ABS (anti-lock braking system) lights on the dashboard, and in some cases, when under extreme conditions, the circuit board of the Hydraulic and Electronic Control Unit (HECU) of the ABS may be short-circuited, causing a fire to the HECU, the carmaker said.

The reason for such problems comes from the ABS fuse that is the 40-ampere current-limiting type with high current limitation, which fails to protect the circuit in some over-capacity circumstances.

However, no incidents due to this technical fault have been recorded in Vietnam so far, HTV said.  

Recalled vehicles will have their current ABS fuses replaced with the 25- or 30- ampere ones to ensure appropriate capacity, the automaker said.

The software that operates the vehicle’s electronic stability control (ESC) will also be updated.

HTV will contact and invite car owners to their garages for free-of-charge replacement of ABS fuses and ESC software updating, which are expected to take less than 30 minutes in total.