A Wodonga mum is urging Hyundai Tucson owners to look into a recall prompted by engine fires in the United States.
The ACCC issued the alert one month ago for certain Tucson models made for the Australian market between 2015 and 2021.
"Due to a manufacturing error, an electronic control circuit board in the Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS) module will short circuit when the components are exposed to moisture," the ACCC said.
"There is a risk of an engine compartment fire, even when the vehicle is turned off, as the circuit is constantly powered.
"The short circuit does not affect the functioning of the brake system.
"Affected vehicles need to be parked in an open space and away from flammable materials and structures, i.e. not in a garage."
Wodonga's Serena Brejcha is parking in her front yard - street parking is restricted in her cul-de-sac.
She has enquired with a car dealership in Melbourne, where her Tucson was bought brand new in 2019.
An ABS fuse repair kit has to arrive at the dealership.
"When I got a text last month, that was the first I'd heard of it," Mrs Brejcha said.
"I looked online and saw there'd been a dozen car fires in America.
"I told a friend about it who has a newer model - she hasn't been contacted.
"There are a lot of older people who drive them, and there will be people who bought them second-hand.
"How will they know?"
Owners can do a VIN search on Hyundai's website.
Hyundai Australia advises on its website owners can continue to drive but should stop driving if their vehicle displays an engine warning light.
Baker Hyundai sales manager Simon Baker said Hyundai's advice for owners was to wait for contact.
"The advice from Hyundai is to wait until they send out notification - they will notify customers," he said.
"We are starting to receive some of the kits (to Wodonga) - it's obviously been delayed with everything going on in the world at the moment.
"It's certain models ... it's a short-circuiting potential.
"It hasn't happened in Australia, but they're a global company, so they need to fix it.
"They're advising they're still safe to drive.
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"I personally wouldn't be too concerned; I would get it looked at as soon as possible but I wouldn't have any issues driving the car."
Mrs Brejcha said the risk didn't sit right with her and hoped the owners of 93,572 vehicles affected would take note.
"Some people say, 'It hasn't happened yet, so I doubt if it will'. Aussies are very laid-back," she said.
"I hope people don't keep parking in their garage for that reason."