SUV Recall-Must Park Outside Because of Fire Hazard
There are two brands of SUVs that are being recalled due to a fire hazard. The companies are telling consumers if you have these vehicles you cannot park them inside your garage. Here's what you need to know. According to boston.cbslocal.com, Hyundai and Kia are both recalling their SUVs because of a potential fire hazard. They are both saying that these vehicles should only be parked outdoors.
Hyundai needs to fix a defect that could cause the engine of their Santa Fe to catch fire. The recall applies to two hundred three thousand Hyundai Santa Fe SUV from 2013 to 2015.
Also, Kia is recalling over six hundred thousand vehicles in North America (the United States and Canada) to fix a brake fluid leak that has the potential to cause a fire. This is why they are urging consumers to not park inside their garages. The affected models are the Kia Optima midsize sedans years 2013 through 2015 and the Kia Sorento SUVs from 2014 and 2015.
According to U.S. safety regulators, the brake fluid may leak inside the hydraulic control unit that is attached to the anti-lock brakes which could, in turn, cause an electrical short and lead to a fire. Until the recall is complete, owners are urged to park outdoors at all times.
The recall for Kia models will begin on October 15th and Hyundai's will start on October 23rd. Dealers will be conducting inspections of the control units for leaks and replace them at no cost.
Kia’s recall will start Oct. 15, while Hyundai will start Oct. 23. Dealers for both companies will inspect the control units for leaks and replace them if needed at no cost to owners.