Due to the possibility of engine compartment fires, Hyundai and Kia are recalling close to 3.4 million vehicles and advising owners to park them outside.
Numerous vehicles from the 2010 to 2015 model years are included in the recalls, including the Santa Fe SUV from Hyundai and the Sorrento SUV from Kia. According to documents published on Wednesday by American safety officials, the anti-lock brake control module can leak fluid and result in an electrical short, both of which can start a fire while the cars are in motion or parked.
As long as repairs are pending, the automakers advise owners to park outside and away from buildings.
Owners won’t have to pay anything for dealers to replace the anti-lock brake fuse, but they won’t receive a mail notification until November.