On Your Side Consumer Alert: More Hyundai, Kia Recalls Because of Fire Risk
This is an On Your Side Consumer Alert: Hyundai and Kia are telling the owners of nearly 485,000 more vehicles in the U.S. to park them outdoors because they can catch fire even if the engines are off.
The recalls from the two Korean automakers are another in a long string of fire and engine problems that have dogged the companies for the past six years.
This time the problem is contamination in the antilock brake control module that can cause an electrical short.
Affected are certain Kia Sportage SUVs from 2014 through 2016, and the 2016 through 2018 K900 sedan. Recalled Hyundais include certain 2016 through 2018 Santa Fe SUVs, 2017 and 2018 Santa Fe Sports, the 2019 Santa Fe XL and 2014 and 2015 Tucson SUVs.
Dealers will replace a fuse. In addition, Hyundai dealers will inspect the control modules and replace them if needed.
ABC News reports that the automakers say they have 11 reports of fires in the U.S. but no injuries.
Hyundai will mail notification letters starting April 5, and Kia will send them March 31.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says owners can go www.nhtsa.gov and enter their 17-digit vehicle identification number to see if their automobile is being recalled.
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