Approximately 180,000 model-year 2019-21 Hyundai Tucson SUVs are being recalled due to a fire risk. The electronic control unit for the anti-lock braking system could corrode, possibly resulting in an electrical short and an engine fire, increasing the risk of injury or a crash.

Hyundai will begin notifying owners on Oct. 30. Owners can call the automaker at 855-371-9460 or the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s vehicle-safety hotline at 888-327-4236 to learn more.

To fix the problem, dealers will replace the hydraulic electronic control unit. Hyundai said owners can still drive the recalled vehicles but recommends parking away from houses, garages, and other structures until the fix is complete.

Vehicle manufacturers are legally required to repair any recalled issues or replace the defective part for free under the Highway Safety Act of 1970. If the dealership refuses to fix the problem or attempts to charge you for the repair, contact the manufacturer immediately.

Lemon Law Group Partners can assist car owners if they encounter any problems during the recall process with the manufacturer. Our attorneys deal directly with the manufacturer on the client’s behalf to quickly resolve the problem. In many cases, the attorneys get paid directly from the manufacturer so the client does not have to pay any attorneys’ fees to obtain legal counsel. For more information and a free consultation call 888-668-8581.