KIA Automakers Recalls Some Models for Risk of Fire
If you drive a Kia vehicle you need to know about this.
Kia manufacturer has issued a recall on certain models of vehicles 2017- 2021 Sportage SUV's and 2017-2019 Cadenza model for risk of an engine compartment fire. The company believes that a short circuit in the hydraulic electronic brake control unit may overheat due to excessive current causing a risk of fire. If you own one of these vehicles you are asked to park them away from buildings and out of your garage until you're able to get them to a dealership for repair. If you smell a burning or melting odor, please scheduled an appointment with your nearest Kia dealership to have fuses replaced in the electrical junction box to correct the problem.
Owners will be notified beginning April 30. Approximately 380,000 vehicles in the U. S. are on the recall list, according to the Associated Press.
According to the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration documents posted on Tuesday shows no fires, crashes, or injuries due to the problem. Engine failure and fire problems with Hyundais and Kias have affected more than 6 million vehicles since 2015, according to NHTSA documents.