Feb 2022

KIA/Hyundai Recall More than 500k Vehicles

Kia America and Hyundai Motor America are recalling more than 500,000 vehicles combined for possible defects that could cause engine compartment fires, according to separate notices filed with NHTSA. The affected Kia vehicles are certain 2016-18 K900 and 2014-16 Sportage models. The recall affects 126,747 Kia vehicles in the U.S. and 13,571 in Canada, the automaker said. The affected Hyundai vehicles are certain 2016-18 Santa Fe, 2017-18 Santa Fe Sport, 2019 Santa Fe XL and 2014-15 Tucson models. About 357,830 vehicles in the U.S. and 67,355 in Canada are affected, Hyundai said in a statement.

Both automakers urged owners of the affected vehicles to park outside and away from other vehicles or structures, even if the vehicle is turned off.