If you happen to own a Hyundai or Kia automobile, a recall could be coming your way.

I happen to live in an area where a lot of people simply park on the street or in a parking lot.  No garages.  Which, as it turns out, could be a blessing.  Hyundai and Kia are telling the owners of nearly 485,000 vehicles in the U.S. to park them outdoors because they can catch fire even if the engines have been turned off.

The recalls from the two Korean automakers are another in a long string of fire and engine failure problems that have dogged the companies for the past six years.

Apparently there is an issue with possible contamination with the antilock brake control that can cause an electrical short.  Whether the vehicle is parked or moving, a fire could potentially happen.

The vehicles affected:

Kia Sportage SUVs from 2014 through 2016

2016 through 2018 K900 sedan

Recalled Vehicles:

Certain 2016 through 2018 Santa Fe SUVs

2017 and 2018 Santa Fe Sports

2019 Santa Fe XL and 2014 and 2015 Tucson SUVs

According to the automakers, there have been 11 fires noted in the US, and thankfully no injuries.  The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says owners can go www.nhtsa.gov and enter their 17-digit vehicle identification number to see if their automobile is being recalled.

If you want more details about the recall and info on how the companies will be handling these recalls you can click HERE.

There are Hyundai and/or Kia dealerships in Columbia, Jeff City, Lee's Summit and Independence. Sedalia WK's dealership sells them too.

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