Hyundai and Kia are recalling nearly 3.4 million vehicles due to the risk of engine compartment fires and instructing owners to park them outside. The recall encompasses various models from the 2010 to 2015 model years, including Hyundai’s Santa Fe SUV and Kia’s Sorrento SUV.
According to documents released by US safety regulators on Wednesday, a leak in the anti-lock brake control module can lead to an electrical short, potentially sparking a fire whether the vehicles are stationary or in motion.
Both automakers recommend that owners park their vehicles outdoors and away from structures until necessary repairs are completed. Dealers will replace the anti-lock brake fuse at no charge to owners, with notifications set to be sent by mail in November.