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Hyundai Veloster Recalled Because Parking Sensors Can Start Fire

Hyundai is recalling more than 26,000 Velosters built between 2012 and 2013 over concerns their parking sensors could short circuit, increasing the risk of a fire.

A recall published on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s website says a “high conductive liquid” may leak into the Veloster’s reverse parking sensor module, short circuiting the system and posing a fire risk.

A total of 26,169 Velosters built between 2012 and 2013 are affected, says the recall. While there are no reports of crashes or injuries, Hyundai has received five reports of fires related to the problem, according to Consumer Reports.

Thankfully, there’s already a remedy in place. Dealers will replace the reverse parking aid sensor fuse free of charge in affected vehicles. Owners are expected to be mailed notifications alerting them of the problem on April 29. If you think your car may be affected, head on over to the NHTSA’s site and punch in your VIN.

Road & Track staff writer with a taste for high-mileage, rusted-out projects and amateur endurance racing.

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