Kia Recalls Over 200,000 Vehicles Due to Fire Risk.
The recall includes Sedona minivans model years 2006-2010 and Sorento SUVs model years 2007-2009.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), moisture can get into the antilock brake control computer and cause an electrical short and possible fires. A fire can occur even if the vehicle is turned off.
Kia is urging affected consumers to keep vehicles outside and away from homes and other vehicles until the problem is fixed.
Beginning April 10th, dealers will fix the issue by installing a relay in the main electrical junction box to stop power from going to the brake computer when the engine is off.
Kia said they are aware of seven fires that have occurred. No injuries have been reported at this time.
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Source: Market Watch, “Kia recalls more than 200,000 vehicles over electrical problem that can cause fires”