‘SAFETY RISK’: Transport Canada recalling certain Ford, Hyundai and Nissan vehicles and warning drivers about fire and crash hazards

Transport Canada is issuing recalls for vehicles made by Hyundai, Ford and Nissan for various safety issues.

Hyundai is issuing recalls for the 2013-2016 Santa Fe Sports due to a faulty parking sensor.

On certain vehicles, the rear parking assist sensors that are mounted in the rear bumper could short circuit. This recall replaces the Transport Canada recall 2022-118. Vehicles that were fixed under Hyundai recall R0212 will not need this repair.

“A short circuit could create a fire risk,” Transport Canada said in their recall, identifying the “safety risk.”

Hyundai will inform owners by mail and instruct them to bring their vehicle to a dealership to replace the rear parking assist sensor fuse and any other defective sensors.

Hyundai suggests that if the instrument cluster doesn’t work, the transmission shifter is stuck in park, or if there is melted plastic on the rear bumper, you should park the vehicle outside and contact a Hyundai dealer.

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View the original recall here.

2013-2015 Santa Fe Sports are also being recalled for possible brake fluid issues.

For some vehicles, brake fluid could possibly enter the brake Hydraulic Electronic Control Unit (HECU) causing a short circuit. This recall replaces R0172 (Transport Canada recall 2020-410) and vehicles fixed under this recall will also require this repair.

A short circuit will increase the risk of a fire.

“Hyundai will notify owners by mail and instruct you to take your vehicle to a dealer to have the HECU inspected and replaced if necessary,” Transport Canada said in the recall.

“The dealer will also replace the ABS multi-fuse. Hyundai recommends that you should park your vehicle outdoors, and away from other vehicles or structures until the recall repairs have been completed.”

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Ford is recalling their 2023 E-Series because of brake issues.

For a small amount of vehicles, the bolts that attach the brake rotor to the rear wheel-hub may not have been tightened properly and as a result, the rotor could slip and fracture. If this happens, a wheel could separate from the vehicle. This problem could also cause the ABS warning lamp to turn on, and a vibration occurring when braking.

“Safety Risk: A wheel separation could cause a loss of control and increase the risk of a crash. A wheel that separates could also hit another person or vehicle,” said Transport Canada.

Ford will be informing owners by mail to take their vehicle in and get the serial number on the rear axle inspected. If the serial number is within the affected range, the dealer will check if the rear axle rotor/hub assembly bolts were installed correctly and will replace the rotor/hub assembly if needed.

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View the original recall here.

Nissan is issuing a recall for any 2013-2018 Altima due to a faulty hood latch.

“Over time, corrosion could cause the secondary hood latch to stick in the open position after it is used,” said Transport Canada. “If this happens, and the primary hood latch is released, the hood may open suddenly while driving.”

If this happens, the hood could block the driver’s view, increasing the risk of crashing.

Nissan will inform owners by mail, giving them an update to the owner’s manual on how to properly maintain the hood latch.

They will also instruct owners to take their vehicle in to a dealer to have the hood release lever spring replaced, where they will also install a hood latch maintenance warning label.

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View the original recall here.

Keep checking Transport Canada’s website for more vehicle recalls.