Our main priority is the safety and well-being of our children. We strive to create a nurturing environment for them and trust the products we use to transport our precious cargo—the recent Hyundai and Kia recall affecting just over 570,000 U.S. vehicle owners.
Hyundai and Kia have issued an urgent warning to all affected vehicle owners, advising them to park their cars outside and away from structures or other vehicles until repairs are completed.
The reason for the recall is the risk of fire hazards due to a short circuit in some vehicles with a tow hitch harness.
Hyundai said it is aware of six potential incidents related to the recall, including one fire. There are no confirmed crashes or injuries related to the recall issue. Kia said it has no reports of fires.
The affected models include the 2022-2023 Hyundai Santa Cruz, 2019-2023 Santa Fe, 2021-2023 Santa Fe Hybrid, 2022-2023 Santa Fe Plug-in Hybrid, and 2022-2023 Kia Carnival.
We must act quickly and decisively to protect our families. Here's what you need to know about the recall and how you can take action:
- Check if your vehicle is affected: Visit the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's (NHTSA) website and enter your car's VIN number to see if it's part of the recall.
- Park outside and away: If your vehicle is affected, immediately start parking it outdoors, away from structures or other vehicles, until the recall repairs are completed.
- Schedule a repair: Contact your local Hyundai or Kia dealership to schedule a repair as soon as possible. The recall is expected to begin soon, and the repair should be free of charge.
- Stay informed: Sign up for recall alerts on the NHTSA website to receive updates about this recall, and any other potential recalls that may affect your vehicle in the future.
- Spread the word: Share this information with other moms in your community, so they can also take the necessary precautions to protect their families.
We might not have control over everything that happens in the world, but we can control how we respond. Let's unite as moms, taking swift action to safeguard our loved ones during this recall. Remember, our family's safety comes first, and it's our job to ensure their well-being, even when it comes to our vehicles.
Stay safe, fellow parents, and let's keep our children protected, one car at a time.