KIA and Hyundai Recall Nearly 500,000 Vehicles for Defect That Could Result in Fire

Automakers Hyundai and KIA are recalling nearly 500,000 vehicles due to a defect that could cause them to catch fire. reports that the manufacturers are recalling approximately 485,000 vehicles due to defective antilock brake control modules that could cause an electrical short circuit. A short circuit could result in a fire.

The risk of fire is so pronounced that the automakers are warning owners not to park their vehicles inside until they have brought the vehicles in for a fix.

Included in the recall are 2016-2018 Hyundai Santa Fe SUVs, 2014-2015 Tucson SUVs, and 2019 Santa Fe XL. Also included are the 2014-2016 KIA Sportage SUVs and 2016-2018 K900 models.

The automakers have not reported any injuries stemming from the defect, but they have reported up to 11 calls to 911 due to fires. 

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