Recall Issued in Michigan for ‘Fire Risk’ in These 2 Car Brands
Hyundai and Kia have announced a recall of more than 3.4 million vehicles nationwide, including tens of thousands sold in Michigan, for a risk of fire.
It's so bad, they're encouraging people who own these vehicles to park outdoors for the time being.
Hyundai and Kia issued the statement Wednesday morning, that there was a risk of fire in the engine compartment on multiple models from 2010 to 2015. Those models include the Hyundai Santa Fe SUV, and the Kia Sorrento SUV.
The U.S. Safety Regulators posted documents indicating that the anti-lock brake control module can leak fluid and cause an electrical short within the engine compartment that would touch off a wire while the vehicles are moving, or even parked.
Automakers are encouraging those who own Hyundai Santa Fes and Kia Sorrentos to park them outside for now, until they can take care of the recall, or determine that their vehicle isn't part of it.
To find out if your vehicle is part of the recall, contact a Hyundai or Kia dealership immediately, and schedule a time to bring your vehicle in for repairs. It will include replacing the anti-lock brake fuse at no cost to the owner.
This is a pre-emptive announcement, and necessary, too, because owners won't actually be notified by mail until some time in November. Which could end up being too late if your car were to catch fire before then.
Tens of thousands of Hyundais and Kias are sold in Michigan every year, and Kias in particular became famous earlier this year when the notorious "Kia Boys."