Kia and Hyundai are recalling more than 3,000,000 vehicles and advising owners of those vehicles to park outside due to a risk of fire in the engine compartments. It is recommended to park the affected vehicles away from homes and other structures until owners are able to take the vehicles to a dealership for repairs. For Hyundai, the affected vehicles are the 2012-2015 Accent; 2012-2015 Azera; 2011-2015 Elantra; 2013-2015 Elantra Coupe; 2014-2015 Equus; 2011-2015 Genesis Coupe; 2013-2015 Santa Fe; 2013 Santa Fe Sport; 2011-2015 Sonata HEV; 2010-2013 Tucson; 2015 Tucson Fuel Cell; 2012-2015 Veloster; and 2010-2012 Veracruz. For Kia, the affected vehicles are the 2014-2016 Cadenza; 2011-2013 Forte/Forte Koup; 2015-2017 K900; 2010-2015 Optima; 2011-2013 Optima Hybrid; 2011-2017 Rio; 2010 Rondo; 2011-2014 Sorento; 2011-2013 Soul; and 2010-2013 Sportage.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration stated the anti-lock brake system in these Hyundai models could leak fluid and cause an electrical short that may bring on a fire. For Kia owners, the fire risk is being connected to the hydraulic electronic control unit in affected models. So far, there have been 21 fires associated with the recall in the above-listed Hyundai vehicles and 22 “thermal incidents,” including visible smoke, burning and melting,” NHTSA said. With respect to the Kia vehicles listed above, there have been four fires and six thermal incidents. Fortunately, there are no known crashes, injuries or deaths that have been linked to the recalls according to NHTSA.
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