Kia has recently recalled more than 380,000 vehicles. This recall is due to a problem that could lead to a fire in the engine of the mentioned vehicles.
Kia has also asked car owners to park their car outside the parking lot and outside the house until the problem is resolved, as well as away from other cars.
This recall covers Kia Sportage production between 2017 and 2021, as well as Kia Cadenza production between 2017 and 2019.
The cause of the fire in the engine of these cars is said to be due to a defect in the electrical circuit of their electronic hydraulic control unit. However, Kia has not yet clearly explained the root cause of the problem.
The recall is said to have no effect on vehicles equipped with Kia’s intelligent cruise control system.
The Automotive Safety Center had previously asked the NHTSA to investigate the cause of the fire in the engines of Hyundai and Kia vehicles.
It is interesting to note that since the beginning of this investigation, more than 3,100 complaints, 103 injuries and one death related to these fires have been registered.
However, Kia claims that it has not received any reports of accidents, fires or injuries related to its products.
It is worth mentioning that Kia has provided this recall for free and the owners of the vehicles covered by this recall will repair their vehicle without paying any costs. Owners of vehicles covered by this recall can also receive paid fees from Kia if they have already repaired their vehicle.
Kia has warned the owners of these cars to leave their car immediately if they feel the smell of burning or melting. Smoke also escapes from the engine compartment as a hazard.