Tow package wiring harnesses are being recalled by Curt Manufacturing due to a fire hazard, according to recent news sources.
The harnesses pose a problem because some let moisture into the converter module, defeating the internal circuit protection. This can lead to overheating, which is when fire becomes a threat.
The harnesses are used in 2009, 2010, and 2011 Hyundai Veracruz and Kia Sorento cars. They connect tow lighting circuits to trailer lighting circuits. The affected products have part number 56024.
About 2,400 tow package wiring harnesses are subject to this recall. The company will provide replacements for the defective part free of charge.
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