Hyundai and Kia have recalled approximately 3.3 million vehicles in the United States due to a risk of engine compartment fires. The recall affects vehicles from the 2010 through 2019 model years, including the following models:
- Hyundai: Elantra, Santa Fe, Sonata, Tucson
- Kia: Forte, Sedona, Sorento, Sportage
The recall was issued after the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) received reports of fires occurring in these vehicles, even while they were parked. The NHTSA investigated and found that the fires were caused by a defect in the anti-lock brake control module, which can leak fluid and cause an electrical short.
Hyundai and Kia are urging owners of the affected vehicles to park them outside and to contact their local dealer to schedule a recall repair. The repair will involve inspecting the anti-lock brake control module and replacing it if necessary.
If you own one of the affected vehicles, you can check the NHTSA website to see if your vehicle is specifically included in the recall. You can also contact your local Hyundai or Kia dealer for more information.