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Recall Alert: 2016-2017 Hyundai Tucson, 2017 Santa Fe

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Vehicles Affected: Approximately 6,000 model-year 2016-17 Hyundai Tucson SUVs manufactured between May 19, 2015, and Nov. 14, 2016, and model-year 2017 Santa Fe SUVs manufactured between Nov. 28, 2015, and Nov. 14, 2016

The Problem: An accessory trailer hitch wiring harness may have a malfunctioning tow-hitch module, which could result in a trailer’s brake lights being constantly illuminated while in use, possibly confusing other drivers and increasing the risk of a crash.

The Fix: Dealers will replace the accessory trailer hitch wiring harness for free.

What Owners Should Do: Hyundai will begin notifying owners on Jan. 13. Owners can call the automaker at 800-633-5151 or the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s vehicle-safety hotline at 888-327-4236, or go to www.safercar.gov for more info.

Need to Find a Dealer for Service? Go to Cars.com Service & Repair to find your local dealer.

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