Kia, Hyundai recalling nearly 600,000 vehicles over leaks that could cause fire

Rodolfo Schellin

Kia Motors The us and Hyundai Motor The us are recalling much more than 600,000 vehicles since of the chance of leaking brake fluid that can guide to fires.

The recalled U.S. vehicles are 283,803 Kia Optima sedans from the 2013-fifteen design decades, 156,567 Kia Sorento crossovers from 2014-fifteen and 151,205 Hyundai Santa Fe Activity crossovers from 2013-fifteen.

The remember also involves fifty two,000 2013-fifteen Santa Fe Activity crossovers in Canada, a spokesman from Hyundai informed Automotive News.
Brake fluid may possibly leak into the Hydraulic Electronic Command Device, which could lead to an electrical small over time.

“An electrical small in the HECU will increase the threat of an motor compartment hearth even though driving,” in accordance to a NHTSA doc.

NHTSA reported there are no recognized crashes or accidents linked to the remember.

The Associated Press reported on the remember earlier Thursday.

Kia will get started notifying sellers Oct. 12 and homeowners starting Oct. fifteen. Sellers will examine the regulate device for leaking brake fluid and change the component if vital.

Hyundai will get started notifying sellers and homeowners on Oct. 23.

The component company is Mando The us Corp., in accordance to NHTSA paperwork.

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