Hyundai now says recalled vehicles should be parked outside

Hyundai now says recalled vehicles should be parked outside

Detroit >> Hyundai turned itself over to a recall to fix a defect that caused an engine fire and now owners of more than 200,000 vehicles are asking them to park outside until repairs are made.

The company, along with South Korean automaker Kia, said on Thursday that they would work with the U.S. to fix the brake fluid leak. And calling more than 600,000 vehicles in Canada that could cause fires. Hyundai initially said its vehicles are suitable for parking indoors.

These recalls cover 203,000 Hyundai Santa Fe SUVs from 2013 to 2015. Also included are the Kia Optima Midsize sedan from 2013 to 2015 and the Kia Sorrento SUVs from 2014 and 2015.

Hyundai spokesman Michael Stewart said the company’s North America safety team met on Friday and decided that Santa Face should not be parked in the garage.

“After further review, it was decided that with great caution, customers should park vehicles until the recall is complete,” Stewart said.

These recalls cover 203,000 Hyundai Santa Fe SUVs from 2013 to 2015. Also included are the Kia Optima Midsize sedan from 2013 to 2015 and the Kia Sorrento SUVs from 2014 and 2015.

Kia was asked Friday for comment on whether she recommends parking vehicles outside.

Ma Tomers A paper released Thursday by safety regulators said brake fluid for anti-brake brakes could leak inside the hydraulic control unit, possibly shortening an electrical one that could cause a fire.

Kia’s recall will start on October 15, while Hyundai’s Oct. Will start at 23. Dealers from both companies will inspect the control units for leaks and replace them if the owners need them at no cost.

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In company documents posted by U.S. safety regulators on Thursday, Hyundai said there were 15 reports of engine fires due to liquid leaks, while Kia said there were eight. Hyundai said it was not aware of any injuries, and Kia said no one was involved.

Hyundai had earlier said that if the anti-brake warning light comes on, owners should not drive their vehicles and should contact the dealer. If there is a warning light, owners should also disconnect the 12-volt battery by removing the positive cable, the company said.

Hyundai’s documents state that the company received its first complaint of engine fire at the Santa Fe in April 2018 and began an investigation. Kia launched the investigation last February 2015 after receiving a complaint from the control unit in Sorrento.

The recall is the latest in a series of engine fire problems that have plagued two automakers and left U.S. The investigation has been closed by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

Hyundai said the latest recall is not related to previous recalls or US investigations.

Engine failure and fire problems with Hyundai and Kias have affected more than 6 million vehicles since 2015, according to NHTSA documents.

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