Kia Recalls 440,000 Vehicles In US For Engine Fire Risk, Advises Owners To Park Outside
For a second time, South Korean automaker Kia recalls 440,000 vehicles in U.S for engine fire risk, advises owners to park outside.
The recall covers Optima sedans from 2013 through 2015 and Sorento SUVs from 2014 and 2015.
South Korean automaker KIA is recalling more than 440,000 vehicles in the United States (U.S) for a second time as it plans to fix a problem that can cause engine fires.
To be on the safer, the automaker has adviced the affected owners to park their cars outdoors and away from structures because fires could happen when the engines aren’t running.
The recall covers certain Optima sedans from 2013 through 2015 and Sorento SUVs from 2014 and 2015.
The same vehicles were recalled last year because brake fluid can leak into a control computer, causing an electrical short.
This time around, dealers will install a new fuse, inspect the computers, and replace them if needed.
Owners will get recall notification letters starting July 2.
Kia recalls comes barely two weeks after Hyundai recalled more than 390,000 vehicles in the U.S. and Canada for two problems that can cause engine fires. In one recall, owners are instructed to park their vehicles outdoors until repairs are made.
Report gathered that the largest recall covers more than 203,000 Santa Fe Sport SUVs from 2013 through 2015. Some are being recalled a second time.