Due to concerns over a possible malfunction in the anti-lock braking system (ABS) module, Hyundai Nishat Motor has issued a recall of over 1,600 of its Tucson cars in Pakistan.
The malfunction could “potentially short-circuit”, said the company in a message to the consumers while advising them to take the vehicle to Hyundai dealerships.
The recall is expected to affect customers who received delivery within the first four months of the launch that occurred in August 2020. The development was confirmed on Monday by the company’s chief financial officer Norez Abdullah who said that this was being done as a precautionary measure.
In December 2020 the Hyundai Motor Co, the South Korean manufacturer, recalled 129,000 vehicles in the USA for an engine issue that could increase the risk of a fire.
Launched in Pakistan in August last year, Hyundai Tucson has grown in popularity, leveraging the growing crossover SUV segment. Since Tucson’s launch, the company has sold over 3,200 units. Sales have also recently picked up, with 1,662 units rolling out in the last three months alone.
The chassis numbers affected by the recall are 0001 to 1611. As a precautionary measure, customers have been asked to get an enhanced protective kit installed and the Electronic Control Unit (ECU) upgrade.