More than 8,000 Hyundai cars have been recalled by the Australian government watchdog over fears a defect could result in a vehicle fire.
The Department of Infrastructure and Transport issued the recall on Monday for Hyundai Santa Fe models manufactured between 2015 and 2017.
More than 8,779 vehicles could be affected by the defect.
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The recall notice said due to the manufacturing defect, the circuit board in the Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS) module may short circuit when the components are exposed to moisture.
This could result in a vehicle fire even when the vehicle is turned off.
The watchdog issued an advice to consumers with the vehicles to park in an open space and away from flammable materials and structures.
“If your vehicle displays an engine warning light, please stop driving and contact your local Hyundai dealer,” it wrote.
Owners of the affected vehicles will be contacted by Hyundai Motor Company Australia.
They will be requested to make an appointment to have the component inspected and rectified, free of charge.
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