Kia, Hyundai Recall 60,000 Vehicles Due To A Leak Which Causes Fire! Indian Buyers Impacted?
Top Korean car manufacturers, Hyundai and Kia, are reportedly recalling more than 600,000 vehicles in the US and Canada.
Apparently, there is a major issue with the mechanics of the car, so grave that could cause a fire hazard.
Read on for all the details about the hazard detected in Hyundai and Kia’s cars!
Hyundai And Kia Recall 600,000 Cars: Leak In Brake Fluid, Might Result In Fire Hazard
As much as 600,000 cars have been recalled by Hyundai and Kia together. Of these, more than 440,000 are Kia Optima midsize sedans from 2013 to 2015, with 283,303 Optimas model from 2013 to 2015 and 156567 Sorentos from 2014 and 2015. Whereas, 203,000 of these are Hyundai Santa Fe SUVs from 2013 to 2015.
The reason behind this – the car makers have said that there is a brake fluid leak in the cars. They have revealed that this leak inside a hydraulic control unit, whcih is used for anti-locking brakes, can result in an electrical short circuit ultimately leading to a fire.
Kia will initiate the recall on October 15, and Hyundai’s will start on October 23. The dealers have promised that they will be replacing the control units absolutely free of cost if leaks are detected.
First Issues Reported In 2018 By Hyundai And Kia
The first issue was reported by Hyundai in April 2018, regarding an engine fire in a Santa Fe of the 2014 model, and that was when they initiated the investigation.
Hyundai has said that they have been monitoring safety concerns of the car, which include non collision fires. As per the company, it “acts swiftly to recall any vehicles with safety related defects.”
On the other hand, Kia noted its first issue in February last year regarding a complaint they received about a melted control unit in a Sorento model in a 2015 model.
As per reports, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has been behind this issue and the Korean automobile manufacturers since April 2019. Apparently, there have been more than 3000 engine fires and 103 injuries that weren’t related to any crashes.