Recalls: Hyundai-Kia-Genesis fires, Mopar gear sensors, and more

Leading the recall news for the week is a flock of recalls for fires in the engine bay caused by either the antilock brake unit or the hydraulic brake computer.  The recalls affect Kias from 2010 to 2019, and Hyundais and Genesis models from 2011 to 2015. The range of vehicles is quite wide, from Accent to VeraCruz on the Hyundai side and from Borrego to Sportage for Kia; it includes hybrids and fuel cell vehicles as well as gasoline-only cars, pickups, and SUVs.

2023 Jeep Gladiator in high velocity yellow

On the Mopar side, there was just one relatively minor recall for reverse lights and cameras not working on the 2022-23 Gladiator and Wrangler. Under 7,000 vehicles are being recalled because of a bad gear position sensor; that’s 1% of produced vehicles—only manual transmissions are affected, and then only in vehicles made from February 7, 2022 to May 6, 2023 (Wrangler) or from February 7, 2022 to February 21, 2023 (Gladiator).

GM had its own embarrassing recall on its full-size SUVs, from Chevy to Cadillac; 2023 models have improperly heat-treated suspension bolts. BMW has failing wipers on its 2023 7-series; BWM’s 2021-23 Rolls-Royce Ghost may also have breaking cluster glass in a crash. Finally, 2024 Hyundai Konas may have nonfunctional rear seat belts and 2023 Kia Fortes may have failing lower control arms.

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