Kia, Hyundai Announces Another Recall For Engine Fire Risk, Affecting Around 189K Vehicles

HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY, Fla. – Kia and Hyundai have announced another recall for engine fire risk that affects about 189,000 new cars and SUVs.

The latest Kia and Hyundai include 180,000 Hyundai Tucson and 9,000 Kia Stingers. Vehicle manufacturers point out that there is a risk of engine fire from these vehicles, but the reason may not be the same.

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In a recall notice filed with federal regulators, Hyundai reports 2019-2021 that Tucson vehicles may develop an electrical short in the anti-lock brake system module, increasing the risk of engine fires .

In a statement to ABC Action News, Hyundai said, “Owners will bring their vehicles to Hyundai dealerships for replacement of ABS modules.”

In its remembrance, Kia has reported that some 2019 Stinger models may catch fire while driving. The automaker states that the source will be near the hydraulic electronic control unit, but the exact cause is unknown and there is no current remedy. So far, Kia has received six customer complaints related to the fire while driving.

For more than two years the I-Team has uncovered dangerous flames in Kia and Hyundai vehicles, causing more than one million vehicles to be recalled across the country.

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Both Kia and Hyundai cautiously state that they are recommending that owners park these vehicles on the road and away from other cars or structures until the recall repairs have been made. Hyundai also says that if the ABS light comes on the SUV then it should not drive.