The Genesis G80 sedan – and its predecessor, the Hyundai Genesis – have been recalled, due to the same fire risk affecting 57,851 vehicles built by sister company Kia earlier this month, and 93,572 Hyundai Tucsons in February.
The 124 recalled Genesis G80s were sold between 1 October 2017 and 31 January 2020 (Model Years 2018), while the 1203 recalled Hyundai Genesis models were sold between 1 October 2014 and 30 June 2017 (Model Years 2015-2017).
The recall notices (which can be viewed here and here), lodged with the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC), say: “Due to a manufacturing error, an electronic control circuit board in the Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS) module may short circuit when the components are exposed to moisture.”
“There is a risk of a fire, even when the vehicle is turned off, as the circuit is constantly powered – this could increase the risk of an accident, serious injury or death to vehicle occupants, other road users and bystanders, and/or damage to property,” the notice continues.
“Affected vehicles should be parked in an open space and away from flammable materials and structures i.e., not in a garage.”
A spokesperson for Genesis in Australia told CarAdvice there have been no known cases of the fault locally.
A complete list of the vehicle identification numbers for the 124 Genesis G80s involved in the most recent recall can be found here, while a complete list of the vehicle identification numbers for the 1203 Hyundai Genesis vehicles can be found here.
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